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The Magazine 

MARY BALDWIN 
G2LLEGE 



VOLUME SIX 




NUMBER ONE 



SEPTEMBER 1992 



For Mary Baldwin students through the last 150 
years, the inspiration and tutelage of favorite teachers 
have lasted a lifetinne. At any gathering of MBC 
alumnae, the conversation is sure to turn, at one time or 
another, to stories about Thomas and Martha Grafton, 
Mary Latimer Cordner, Carl Broman, Fannie 
Strauss, Andrew Mahler, Mary Humphreys, Gordon 
Page, John Mehner, Patricia Menk, Joe Garrison, 

Bob Lafleur, Fletcher Collins, James Lott, and 
the many others who motivated their students to 
try new things and succeed. 

The tradition of excellence in teaching 
and individual attention continues, and Mary 
Baldwin is poised for another 150 years of 
inspired teaching. This issue of The Mary 
Baldwin Magazine pays tribute to a few of the 
professors whose gifted teaching and leadership 
prepare current students for successful careers 
and fulfilling lives, and who have helped Mary 
Baldwin earn recognition from the John 
Templeton Foundation as one of the best 
character-building colleges in the nation. 



What We 



President's Message 



s 



ince its founding, Mary Baldwin College has been 
known for its innovative, creative programming. Rufus Bailey, who 
founded the Seminary in 1842, insisted that the women who studied 
here should be given a practical, useful education. 

Then, when Mary Julia Baldwin became head of the school in 
1863, she took Rufus Bailey's plan a step further. She enlisted the 
help of the great educator and textbook author. Dr. William Holmes 
McGuffey, in de\eloping an even bolder program of study for 
women. Bringing mathematics and the classics - even science - 
into the program of studies. Miss Baldwin and Dr. McGuffey 
patterned the curriculum after that of Mr. Thomas Jefferson's 
university for men in Charlottesville. Although Dr. McGuffey 
thought the course of study too difficult for the school ever to 
become a popular institution, he later conceded that it was "among 
the best, if not the very best in the South." 

Today, Mary Baldwin College remains "among the very best" 
and most innovative institutions of higher learning. Through our 
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted and our Adult Degree 
Program we serve the lifelong learning needs of more than the 18 to 
22-year-old traditional student population. The mission of Mary 
Baldwin College demands a commitment to lifelong learning. 

Remaining innovative and staying among the very best is not an 
easy task. This year our faculty have taken on added responsibilities 
as we again move beyond the ordinary and inaugurate our graduate 
program, the Master of Arts in Teaching. Each course in the 
program will be team taught by a Mary Baldwin faculty member 
and an experienced K-12 classroom teacher; thus, graduate students 
at Mary Baldwin will not only learn what to teach, but also how to 
teach it. 

The new program is yet one more testament to the dedication 
and outstanding performance of the Mary Baldwin College faculty. 
The faculty's hard work and devotion assured that our PEG and 
Adult Degree Programs would be successes. The 1:11 faculty/ 
student ratio at MBC provides a sense of community. The barriers 
to communication that exist at larger universities do not exist at 
Mary Baldwin. Our faculty members are published authors, noted 
researchers, and successful performers, yet each realizes the 
importance of individualized attention to students through leaching. 

In our science department, for example, students have hands-on 
lab and field experiences. TTie latest technology is not reserved for 
faculty research, but used by students who conduct their own 
experiments and learn to think critically. Faculty in our business 
department take students to major businesses and centers of trade 
and simulate the start-up of a new business each semester. Real- 
world experiences are combined with traditional classroom lectures 
to provide students with a feel for the worid of business. In our 
theatre department, students learn to communicate and work 
together by participating in numerous productions throughout the 
academic year. The theatre department's purpose statement includes 
"providing for all students the opportunity to build confidence, 
examine their abilities, and to understand the consequences of their 
actions." Theatre students are provided wider opportunities than 




memorizing the lines of a play. Theatre productions are produced, 
publicized, acted, and sometimes written by students. There is a 
leadership opportunity open for almost every student. 

In 1991, Mary Baldwin College was named one of the John 
Tcmplcton Foundation's top 10 character building colleges in the 
nation, an honor directly attributable to our faculty. For Mary 
Baldwin faculty members are interested in more than a student's 
academic successes. At Mary Baldwin, women Icam self- 
confidence, competence, and a sense of mastery that they carry into 
the future. After all, Mary Baldwin's success is measured by the 
people we graduate. 

This issue of The Mary Haklwin Magazine celebrates the superb 
men and women who have helped shape this institution and educate 
the students who have studied here during the past 150 years. We 
can be sure that our outstanding faculty will lead Mary Baldwin 
into the next 1.50 years of innovation, creativity, and success. 



Cynthia H. Tyson 



The Magazine 

MARY BALDWIN 
GQLLEGE 



President 

Dr. Cynthia H. Tva>n 

Editorial Advisory Board 

Martha McMullan Aascn '51 
Westport, Connecticut 



Dr. James Harrington 

Associate Professor 

of English 

B. Richard Plant 
Assistant Professor of EnBJisli 

Yvonne Pover 
Arlington, Virginia 

Shirley Y. Rawlcy 
Associate Professor 
of Communications 

Mary Jo Shilling Shannon '5) 
Roanoke, Virginia 

Janet Wilkins 

Assistant ProfcsstJr in An 

and Communications 

ara Catching Alexander '71, Clu 

Executive Director 

of Alumnae Activities 

Acting Editor 

D. Michelle Hite 

Editorial Assistant 

Kristin Collins '92 



Design 

Peri Slallard 
'at Kihiingcr 



Additional cover phottJ^jraphs 

courtesy of the Mary Baldwin archives. 

Top photo: Dr. James L McAllister, Jr 

professor of philosophy and religion. 

during the 1960s; K>ttom phcrto: I>. 

Edward P. Vandiver, professor of 

English, in I93<i 



▼ 

The Mary Baldwin Magarine 

is puhiished liy 

Mary lialdwiii GilU^ge 

Office of College Relations 

Staunton, \'A 24401. 

Qipyrighl hy 

Mary IViKlwin a>llc-ge 

All rights reserved 



Contents 

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2 What We Teach 

b> Stacey Chase 




On the cover, John Ong, assistant 

professor of mathematics, advises 

a student. Photo by Les Shofer. 



Departments 

▼ 

12 Campus News 

13 Alumnae President's Message 

15 Alumna Profile 

21 ADP Alumnus Prohle 

by Dr. James Harrington 

22 Chapters in Action 

24 Class Notes 

30 Faci!lt\' Notes 



Mary lUldwin College docs not discriminate on the basis of sex (except that men arc admitted only as ADP 
and graduate students); nor dcM.'s the College discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, color, age, or 
handicap in its educational programs. co<urrtcular or other activities, and employment practices. Inquiries 
may Ix- dirc-cted I,, the Dean of Students. Mary Baldwin College. Staunton, \A 24401; phone 705-887 7028. 




In this issue's cover story, Staunton writer Stacey Chase features four current Mary Baldwin 

faculty mennbers. Mini bios on faculty emeriti have also been included to update readers on 

fornner professors and their current projects. This issue is dedicated to all Mary Baldwin faculty 

mennbers, both past and present, for their outstanding service and dedication to Mary Baldwin 

students through the past 150 years. 

BY STACEY CHASE 



What We 




There was this child 
Lesley Lazin Novack 
once knew. The 
child had never spo- 
ken and he was seven. After a 
year and a half of therapy, the 
boy learned to speak in short 
sentences. 

On the day his therapy 
ended. Dr. Novack took the 
boy for a walk on a grassy strip 
outside her New York apart- 
tiienl building. He pointed to 
the sky. "It's a bird." the boy 
said. "He is flying." 

The child then spread his 
amis and ran as if it were pos- 



ented and gifted, and other stu- 
dents who may be less so. I 
think there is a tremendous 
challenge in meeting the aca- 
demic needs <il <;// the stu- 
dents." 

The fact thai all her stu- 
dents are young women 
doesn't affect the way Dr. 
Novack teaches. The fact that 
they are all individuals does. 

"In a classroom. 1 am not so 
much guided by male versus 
female but by individuals with 
different needs," Dr. Novack 
said. "I have a syllabus with 
dates, but I .say to my classes 



.ESLEY NOVACK 



sible for him to take flight. 
And, in a way, he had. 

While open amis measured 
Dr. Novack 's success as a 
speech pathologist, open minds 
are the measure of her success 
as a teacher. 

"One of the things I love 
about the classroom is the chal- 
lenge," she said. "I really be- 
lieve the How has to be not just 
from the faculty member lo the 
students, but from the students 
to the faculty member. And also 
from the students to one another 
- that's what really keeps a 
classroom vibrant and alive." 

Dr. Novack is an assistant 
psychology professor at Mary 
Baldwin. She joined the MBC 
faculty only six years ago, after 
impressive careers as both a 
speech pathologist and devel- 
opitiental psychologist. 

"My life's dream had al 
ways been to work at a small, 
liberal arts college," Dr. 
Novack said. "I really wanted 
that sense of connectedness. 
And, when I came here, there 
was really a feeling of warmth. 

"When people hear I teach 
at an all- women's college, they 
make the assumption that 
there's a lack ol\hvcrsity. ,\t 
Mary Baldwin, it's quite the 
opposite," she continued. 

"We have the PEG (Pro- 
gram for the Exceptionally 
('lifted] program, for example, 
and also the Adult Degree Pro- 
gram. We have some students 
who arc some of the most lal- 



Ihat those dates are guidelines. 
Some classes may move faster 
and some slower. I don't think 
any two classes are the same. 

"You always have to monitor 
lo see if students are picking up 
on your message," she added. 
"And, for me, that has become 
very automatic from my years as 
a speech pathologist." 

Another 7-year-old patient 
of Dr. Novack's, a girl from 
Maine, was a victim of 
toxoplasmosis. She was blind, 
unable to speak and hearing 
impaired. She couldn't crawl, 
or sit up, and was not toilet 
trained. The girl's parents 
tended to her needs lovingly, 
but with no sense that their 
daughter comprehended any- 
thing at all. 

Dr. Novack taught the child 
a six-word vocabulary. ()tie of 
the words was "eat" and when 
that word was spoken to her, 
the girl would voluntarily open 
her moulh. 

"It made such a difference 
in her life, in her parents' 
lives," Dr. Novack said. "It 
was as if we gave her a certain 
degree of dignity." 

One of Dr. Novack's 
lomier patients, Chris Burke, 
has achieveil not onl) dignity 
as a handicapped person but 
uniiualified success. 

Burke, who has Down's 
syndrome, is one of the stars of 
the ABC television series "Life 
Goes On." But 20 years ago, 
w hen he \s as about four vears 



old, Burke was one of Dr. 
Novack's patients al the Men- 
tal Retardation Institute in New 
York's Spanish harlem. 

"Little Christopher was so 
darling," Dr. Novack recalled. 
"To see that he's made it in lite 
is such a point of inspiration. It 
says so much for people, in 
general. It's a wonderful sign 
of hope. 

""As a scientist, I'm inter- 
ested in Nature versus Nur- 
ture," Dr. Novack said. "1 wani 
to believe in Nurture. And 
when you look at that family, 
and that child, you see what 
that role can be." 

Dr. Novack, herself, has al- 
ways played a nurturing role. 

"I've always been inter- 
ested in language and the help- 
ing profession," she said. 
"When I went to college, and 
was trying to decide on a ma- 
jor. I took a course in speech 
pathology. There was a lot of 
practicum . . . and, as I worked 
with children. I began to see 
the changes. 

"The changes did some- 
thing for the children, obvi- 
ously, but they did something 
for me, loo. " 

Even the less dramatic 
changes in her students al Mary 
Baldwin thrill Dr. Novack. 

"I am part of a whole cre- 
ation process!" she said. 
"When a student discovers 
something, or has some knowl- 
edge generated within her, it's 
as if that knowledge was cre- 
ated for the first time and ne\ er 
existed before. And that's \\hal 
I see, sometimes, in a class " 

Dr. Novack earned her 
bachelor's degree from the 
University of Massachusetts al 
Amherst and a master's in 
speech pathology from New 
York University. She was 
awarded a second master's de- 
gree, in psychology, and her 
Ph.D. from The University of 
Virginia. 

Dr. Novack is married to 
Dr. David Novack. a sociologv 
professor at Washington & Lee 
University in Lexington, VA. 
The couple has a 19-year-old 
daughter. Jennifer, who is a 
rising sophomore at Williams 
Collece. 




FACULTY 
EMERITI 

Where Are They Now? 

BY KRISTIN COLLINS "92 
AND D. MICHELLE HITE 

ACADEMIC OFFICERS 

ALFRED L. 
BOOTH (196S- 
19M), Registrar 
and Director of In- 
stitutional Re- 
search Emeritus: 
B.S.. United States 
Naval Academy: 
M.A.T., Duke Uni- 
versity; Bald»»in-Wallace College: NATO 
College, Paris. 

Mr. Booth IS working on his com- 
puters and enjoys spending time in 
North Palm Beach. FL. 



MARTHA S, 
GRAFTON (1930- 
1971), Dean Emerita 
of the College and 
Professor Emerita of 
Sociology: B.A. Agnes 
Scott College: M.A.: 
Northwestern Univer- 
sity: D.H.L. Mary Baldwin College. 

Mrs. Grafton reports that she en- 
joys spending her time reading and 
presenting lectures. She and her hus- 
band. Dr. Thomas H. Grafton, recently 
moved to a Presbyterian retirement 
community in Harrisonburg, VA. Ear- 
lier this year, Mrs. Grafton was pre- 
sented the Higher Education Award by 
the Presbyterian Church (USA). The 
award is presently annually to a per- 
son who has notably contributed to 
higher education within the context of 
the Presbyterian Church. 



A. ELIZABETH PARKER (1941- 
1972), Dean Ementa of Students: 

B.A.. University Of 
Chattanooga: M.A., 
Duke University. 
Miss Parker 
lives in Chatta- 
nooga. TN, in a re- 
tirement center and 
reports she is en- 
joying retirement. 





The Noxacks often \\ ork to- 
gether on research, specifically 
gender relations, and have pre- 
sented jointly-authored papers 
at scholarly meetings. Dr. 
Lesley Novack"s research inter- 
ests also include sibling interac- 
tion, peer relations among chil- 
dren, and language and 
cogniti\e de\elopment in young 
children. Once in a while, she 
and her husband lecture to one 
another's classes. 

""I bring my research into 
the classroom," Dr. Novack 
said. "TU talk about some of 
the work I've done, in a very 
minor way. .And I incorporate, 
when it's relevant, the work 
that other faculty here have 
done. 

■■J think research is really 
important because it helps keep 
me on the cutting edge of 
what's going on. Also because 
it's so important for my stu- 
dents; my involvement in re- 
search draws them into re- 
search." 

Last year. Dr. Novack co- 
authored two papers with four 
Mary Baldwin psychology ma- 
jors. Those papers, which 
counted as the students' senior 
projects, were presented in 
March at the Southeastern Psy- 
chological Association meeting 
in Knoxville, TN. One similar 
paper was given at the 1991 
meeting. 

Nevertheless, Dr. Novack 
says the "publish or perish" 
mentality isn't prevalent at 
Mary Baldwin. 

"Here, there is a primary 
emphasis on teaching, as op- 
posed to research," she said. "I 
love being in the classroom. I 
love that exchange of ideas. I 
enjoy the research, but the 
teaching is the love." 

Dr. Novack not only brings 
her research into the class- 
room, but her clinical experi- 
ence as well. 

"I really want students to 
internalize information. I don't 
want the classroom experience 
to be one of just taking notes," 
she said. 

"One of the way-. I try to 
get them to intcmali/t; the ma- 
terial is to make it reji.-vanl to 
them by bringing in real-life 



experience. For example, when 
I talk about expressive and re- 
ceptive language. I define 
those terms academically, and 
then I use the example of the 
little girl with toxoplasmosis." 

That little girl, who knew 
only six words, speaks vol- 
umes to Dr. Novack's students. 

"Mental retardation doesn't 
just happen to people in books, 
or to people down the street, 
and, when I tell a story, I try to 
make that person live and 
breathe," Dr. Novack said. 

"First and foremost comes 
the academic, the intellectual," 
she said. "Still in all, I want my 
students to feel, in a very hu- 
man way, the issues. 

"There have been times 
when I've looked out into a 
classroom and I've seen an 
emotional reaction - I've seen 
it in their eyes. I've seen it in 
some students for whom edu- 
cation has been a chore. And 
something comes alive and 
that's a real excitement. 

"I think some of our stu- 
dents come to college and it's 
only here that they realize how 
very bright they are," Dr. 
Novack continued. "Students 
will say to me on my teacher 
evaluations, 'Thank you for the 
challenge.' That makes me feel 
wonderful." 

The challenge. Dr. Novack 
notes, is reciprocal. 

"I guess I think the notion of 
challenge is all-pervasive. It's 
what I want for myself and for 
my students. I don't want com- 
placency," Dr. Novack said. 

"I think we all have more 
within us than what we see on 
the surface - the humanistic 
notion of the 'real self versus 
the 'ideal self.' We're always 
moving toward that goal |of 
the ideal self] and, without Ihc 
challenge, wc never get there." 



A 



skeleton and an 
anatomical 
dummy once 
reposed in the 



beat-up, orange sofa bed out- 
side the office of Lundy Hurd 
Pentz. 

Dr. Pentz delivered the sofa 
to two former students who 
were working non-stop on a 
lab project and requested a 
couch, among other outlandish 
amenities. The students, in 
turn, sheeted the bed and 
tucked in the lifeless figures. 
They left their teacher a note 
saying the shapes were all that 
was left of them. 

Dr. Pentz, chairman of the 
biology department, thinks 
teaching requires a sense of hu- 
mor. But it's no joke that he's 
hopelessly devoted to the pro- 
fession. 

"The small light bulbs that 
go off is the big reward of the 
job," Dr. Pentz said. "I find that 
happens more when people are 
having fun than when they're 
uptight and too serious." 

Thinking of science as 
something other than serious is 
a stretch for some students. 

"Most of the students come 
[to college] with the perception 
of science as this daunting 
body of information that they 
have to learn - but don't want 
to," Dr. Pentz said. 

"They are repelled and 
alienated by science as an in- 
fallible authority where every- 
thing is known and, if you 
can't figure it out, you can look 
it up anyway. A starting point 
to defu.se that is to say, 'There 
is a great deal that isn't known 
. . . and the heart of science is 
not facts, but discovery."' 

Over the 12 years he's 
taught at Mary Baldwin, Dr. 
Pentz says incoming students 
have become progressively less 
prepared for college-level sci- 
ence. Even worse, he's noticed 
their grit is gone. 





fully calculate how much frus- 
tration I can present them in or- 
der to challenge them. 

"I'm famous for making up 
these tests with bizarre ques- 
tions, like, 'You're the first bi- 
ologist on Mars and you run 
across a green blob . . .'" he 
added. 

Dr. Pentz smiles and nods 
eageriy when asked if he's 
known as a hard teacher. 

"I tend to feel that I both 
agree and disagree with the 
prevailing educational attitude: 
'Never frustrate them,'" he 
continued. "We have to be sen- 
sitive to people's 



LUNDY PENTZ 



"As soon as students per- 
ceive in themselves the signs 
of frustration, people have told 
them ihal's the time to quit," 
Dr. Pent/, said. "I have to care- 



emotional needs, 
but where I deviate 
is that once you es- 
tablish that a student can do 
some things, you immediately 
have to raise the stakes. 

"I try to get students to the 
level where they know the facts, 




yes, but they can also design the 
experinients. " Dr. Pent/ said. 
"My philosophy of teaching is 
that I will do anything that is 
not illegal or immoral to get 
them to that point." 

Dr. Pent/ gets students to 
that point largely through his 
own enthusiasm and imagina- 
tion. The biology professor is 
well-known for his laboratory 
handouts, which are adorned 
with original cartoons and cal- 
ligraphy. The handouts feature 
step-by-step instructions tor 
each experiment, technical 
illustrations and practical ex- 
planations of laboratory tech- 
niques. 

"Students think they're a 
terrific hoot." he said. 

Dr. Pent/, first started using 
his clever handouts while teach- 
ing both undergraduate and 
continuing education courses at 
The Johns Hopkins I'niversitN. 



Mis students there loved them 
so much they look fistluls to the 
editor of the The Johns Hopkins 
University Press and asked him 
to publish them. 

The result was The Biolcih 
Book, a collection of 26 labora- 
tory exercises for biology stu- 
dents, now in its second En- 
glish printing. There is also a 
Japanese edition. 

Dr. Pent/. 41. eamed both his 
bachelor's and doctoral degrees 
from Johns Hopkins. He is mar- 
ried to Dr. Hllen .Steward Pent/, 
a research geneticist at The Uni- 
versity of Virginia. The couple 
has a 5-ycar-old daughter. 

Dr. Pent/.'s own research 
focuses on immunology and re 
production. 

His doctoral dissertation. 
TiitphohUisth Tiilvraiuc. ex- 
plores whether a fetus "masks" 
itself under a placenta and am- 
niotic sac coaling of a protein 



known as Human Chorionic 
Cionadotrophin (hCiC). 

.'\ fetus. Dr. Pent/ ex- 
plained, is a foreign tissue in 
the mother's body and theoreti- 
cally should be rejected w ithin 
the first month or two of preg- 
nancy. 

"Pregnancy shouldn't work 
immunologically." Dr. Pent/ 
said. "One possible explanation 
[why the fetus isn't rejecledj 
is that it may conceal its dif- 
ference from the mother; coat 
Itself with something. " 

The thesis was also pub- 
lished by The Johns Hopkins 
University Press. 

Since earning his Ph.D.. 
Dr. Pent/ has concentrated 
less on research and more on 
teaching. 

"I don't have any research 
that is my own now." Dr. Pent/ 
said. "Our liKus in the sciences 
at Mar\ Baldwin is the stu- 




FACULTY 



LOIS BLACKBURN BRYAN (1969- 
1990), Associate Professor Ementa of 
Physical Education; B.S. Westhampton 
College of ttie Uni- 
versity of Rich- 
mond; M.Ed.. Madi 
son College; The 
University of Vir- 
ginia. ^' 

Mrs. Bryan ^K ^~' 

lives in 

Waynesboro. VA. 
with her husband. 
Or. Charles Bryan. She keeps active 
giving lectures and traveling to coun- 
tries including Germany, Costa Rica, 
and Holland. She will lecture this year 
in Mexico and Sunname on Stress 
Management. In addition to her trav- 
els she has been spending time with 
her grandchildren. 



MARJORIE B. CHAMBERS (1962- 
1984), Professor Ementa of Religion 
and Philosophy; B.A., Drew University; 

B.D.. Drew Theologi- 

cal Seminary; M.A.. 
Ph,D., Yale Univer- 
sity; University of 
Goettingen. K^- 

Dr. Chambers, 
who was dean of the 
College, has become 
a serious oil and wa- 
tercolor artist. She 
paints still lifes. landscapes, and 
flowers. She Is a member of the hand 
bell choir and an elder of her church. 



FLETCHER COLLINS, JR. (194S- 
1977), Professor Emeritus of Theatre: 
Ph.B.. Ph.D.. Yale University. 

Dr. Collins Is keeping active with 
repairs and maintenance on "The 
Oaks.' his home on Beverley Street in 
Staunton. VA. 'The 
Oaks' was built by 
Civil War mapmaker 
Jedediah Hotchkiss. 
Still active in local 
theatre. Dr. Collins 
senses as chait of 
the Board of the 
Oak Grove Theatre. 
He Is president of 
Theatre Wagon and a member of the 
MBC Sesquicentenniai Committee. He 
Is also tutoring an ADP student In Me- 
dieval Music Drama. 





dents" original, senior research 
projects. We make sure the stu- 
dent does not become just a pair 
of hands in a larger research 
project. 

"■Research in science is like 
a medical sp)ecialt\ .'" he added. 
"We need it. we need people to 
do it . . . but. even if the funding 
were not limited, we would 
need more people to teach than 
to do the research. ■■ 

Teaching biology at a 
women's college is particularly 
challenging. Dr. Pentz says, be- 
cause young w omen often lack 
self-confidence in their scien- 
tific ability. 

■"Science and math are 
among the more intellectually 
challenging things in our culture 
and. if you have a convenient 
excuse, you will use it to avoid 
them." he said. "■For women, 'I 
just can't do that" seems to be an 
acceptable excuse." 

Dr. Pentz tries to combat that 
lack of confidence by sending 
his students directly to the lab. 

■'The lab breeds self-confi- 
dence in their ability to go into 
an unfamiliar situation and ac- 
complish a result that is tangible. 

"I think all lab courses 
should be taught on a single-sex 
basis,"' Dr. Pentz said. ""The 
guys [in coed schools] are ready 
to rush in and get their hands on 
the instrumentation, while the 
women are relegated to taking 
notes. 

"fve never had any student 
say they would have benefitted 
from a lab in a coed setting, but 
plenty of women (students] say 
they were the only one in a grad 
class who could handle them- 
selves in the lab and stand up 
and answer critical questions." 

Dr. Pcntz's hands-on ap- 
proach to biology may result in 
a broken Petri dish or two, but 
he thinks that's much better 
than shattering a student's faith 
in herself. 

"At a women's college, I 
would never dream of chewing 
a student out for breaking a 
piece of equipment - especially 
as a male instructor - because it 
would perpetuate the idea that, 
"You, mere woman, shouldn't 
touch that equipment!'" he said. 
Dr. Pent/, u .s to give his 



students female role 
models. 

■"I make a ver>' subtle 
effort to select papers 
with senior female au- 
thors, but 1 think it would 
be unprofessional to go 
overboard," Dr. Pentz 
said. "But, still in a subtle 
way, I m;ike it clear that 
no one with any sense 
thinks of science as a 
male's domain." 

Mary Baldwin gradu- 
ates, on average, be- 
tween eight and 12 biol- 
ogy majors a year. 

A few of those gradu- 
ates have participated in 
the Young Women in 
Science Program as ris- 
ing seniors in high 
school. The three-week 
summer program held at 
Mary Baldwin, and di- 
rected this year by Dr. 
Pentz, is designed to in- 
troduce science in the 
context of lab work. 

"A large part of the 
reason people don't like 
science is they don't 
know what science is 
like." Dr. Pentz said. 
"Science is using your 
hands as well as your 
mind. Our real object is 
to teach young women to 
own the subject." 

Dr. Pentz hopes the Young 
Women in Science Program 
will help reverse the trend he's 
witnessed and better prepare 
high schoolers for college-level 
science. 

"Even if we were in the 17th 
century, I'd advocate students 
learning science as part of a lib- 
eral arts education - though 
there wouldn't be much tech- 
nology to worry about - be- 
cause it does something to the 
mind," Dr. Pentz said. 

"When we teach properly in 
science, wc give students a 
mental resilience. There is a 
tendency outside of science to 
be accepting of prevailing 
opinions. What we have lo try 
to do is make students ready to 
question authoritative pro- 
nouncements." 

Dr. Pentz believes that a 
reverent skepticism will pro- 




duce not only better students, 
but better citizens. 

"The thing that keeps me 
awake at night is the thought 
that we're becoming the .society 
H.G. Wells wrote about in The 
Time Machine - with the hid- 
eous technocrats that live un- 
derground and the flower chil- 
dren, we would call them, that 
live above ground," Dr. Pentz 
continued. 

"I see our society in terrible 
danger of being divided between 
people who bcnei'il from science 
- but don'l understand it - and 
those who manipulate science." 

While thai notion is causing 
Dr. Peniz some sleeplessness, 
he could always sheet the old 
sofa bed and have Ihe lasl 
laugh. 



When J. Riley 
Haws was 
a teenager, his 
parents parti- 
tioned off the garage to give 
him a place to practice the pi- 
ano. His three brothers used the 
adjoining space to shelter and 
repair their motorcycles. 

"While I was practicing 
Brahms, my brother was rev- 
ving up his Suzuki," Dr. Haws 
joked. "Somewhere el.se that 
(juxtaposition] would seem 
sarcastic but, in Texas, it was 
sincere." 

Dr. Haws, born and rai.sed 
in Fori Worth, has been an as- 
sistant professor of music at 
Mary Baldwin College since 
1987. Now an internationally- 
known concert pianist, he 
seems almost nostalgic about 
competing with engine noise. 
Classical music. Dr. Haws 




says, is not jusi for big shots 
with big bucks. 

"A lot of people think clas- 
sical music is insincere - that 
it's for people in tuxes and 
pearls and furs. And that's a 
real shame," Dr. Haws said. 
"The composers, themselves, 
were living on hotdogs and 
beer. 

"If the great composers had 
stayed alive and were living in 



"without someone 
snoring, or crinkling 
a candy wrapper in 
the third row, or- 
God forbid - lalk- 
iufi," Dr. Haws ex- 
plained. 

"One of the cru- 
cial roles of music 
Ml our lives is that it 
helps us experience 
our emotions. It 
works as a sort of 
lluid' that activates 
or lubricates the 
emotions - lets them 
move and come to 
life." he said. 

"Music puts us 
in touch with our 
subconscious. It gets 
us moving toward a 
spirit realm; it takes 
away inhibitions. It 
distracts us from the 
hard edge of time 
and it justifies the 
existence of time, 
whose seconds can 
sometimes fall like 
guillotine blades." 

It has been a 
long lime since Dr. 
Haws, 40, played pi- 
ano to an empty ga- 
rage, but he has 
never been a 
stranger to the spirit 
realm. 
There are two Steinways in 
his Deming Mall office: a 
seven-footer that is almost too 
big for the room and a smaller 
Steinway. with one dead key. 
While playing Rachmaninoff's 
melancholy "Prelude in D." 
Dr. Haws' fingers float over 
the big grand's keys with the 
delicacy of a dragonfly skim- 
ming the surface of a pond. 
"My primary mission in life 
is to perpetuate 



RILEY HAWS ":^'^^' 

guage ot Wcst- 



a retirement home, they might 
say, 'I hate the live concert! 
Give me a cassette player or a 
Sony Walkman!'" 

A cassette player or a 
Walkman is .sometimes prefer- 
able to a concert hall because 
the listener can privately expe- 
rience his or her emotions 



em line art music. It is a 
language often more ornate and 
complex than the language of 
popular music," Dr. Haws said. 
"But the foundation for it is 
picked up intuitively through 
practice, through singing and 
playing. The process is more 
important than adoring the 



masterpieces, but purlicipa- 
lion in the process is usually 
w hat enables us to adore 
them." 

One of two full-time music 
professors at Mary Baldw in. 
Dr. Haws tries to teach his 
students how to participate in 
music. With his half-do/cn pi- 
ano students, the lesson is di- 
rect. With his classes of music 
appreciation students. Dr. 
Haws' challenge is to make lis- 
tening participatory. 

He gives his students - you 
guessed it - cassette tapes. 

"The thing about teaching 
music that's hard is you can't 
throw a slide up on the wall. 
When it's played, it's gone. 

"But. usually, if you hear 
something over and over, you 
recognize it - or at least some 
of it. And instead of it being an 
unfamiliar landscape, there are 
some clearings," Dr. Haws 
said. 

He has also taken students to 
operas at the John F. Kennedy 
Center for the Performing Arts 
in Washington, D.C. 

""Alter it's over, 1 always 
get the same conlession: "I 
thought this would be boring, 
but to my astonishment I en- 
joyed it and want to come 
back.' They all say that," Dr. 
Haws said. "It changes their at- 
titude very quickly." 

Learning the ornate and 
complex language of classical 
music is a lot like learning any 
other language, said Dr. Haw s. 
who speaks conversational 
Gennan, Italian and some 
French. 

"You have to hear it used 
by people in context. You learn 
a language best in the country 
where it's spoken," he said. 
"Performing music is a kind of 
laying-on-of-hands thing. The 
teacher has to be there to show 
how it's done. It can't be 
learned from a book " 

Most of the \(Hing women 
who attend Mar> Baldwin 
College take at least one mu- 
sic course, though music is 
onl\ offered as a minor. Dr. 
Haws thinks the study of mu- 
sic is essential to a liberal arts 
curriculum. 

"I think music is valuable 




ULYSSE 
DESPORTES 
(1962-1987), Pro- 
fessor Emeritus of 
Art; B.F.A.. Rich- 
mond Professional 
institute of the Col- 
lege of William and 
Mary; Doctoral de 
rUniversite' de Paris. 

Or. Oesportes paints and studies 
Italian. He and current and retired art 
faculty (Sally James. Riley Haws. 
Marlena Hobson, Polly Dixon, and Mary 
Echols) from Mary Baldwin study Italian 
once a week with an Italian art profes- 
sor from James Madison University. 

MARY T. ECHOLS 
(1968-1991), Profes 
sor Emerita of Art: 
B.A. . George Washing- 
ton University; M.A., 
University of Southern 
California; Ph.D., The 
University of Virginia. 

Dr. Echols, an art 
historian, is taking 
painting lessons from Frank Hobbs. 
and took a water color class this past 
May Term. During the past year, she 
completed classes in drawing, oil 
painting, and water color with art fac- 
ulty members. 

W. JACKSON GALBRAITH (1961- 
1974), Associate Professor Emeritus of 
Mathematics: B.S., United States Naval 
Academy; M.A.T.. Duke University. 

Mr. Galbraith 





ROBBINS L. GATES (196S-19I7), 

Professor Emeritus of Political Sci- 
ence; B.A,, Washing- 
ton & Lee University; 
A.M., Ph.D., Colum- 
bia University. 

Dr. Gates, an avid 
gardener, is active in 
community theatre. He 
appeared in an Oak 
Grove Theatre produc- 
tion this summer, and 
presented the last pertomiance of his 
one-man show at Gunston Hall this June 
for tlw George Mason Histofical Society, 




because of w hat they used to 
call. "The education of the 
hean. as well as the education 
of the mind." Music's the edu- 
cation of the heart - I guess 
that sounds kind of comy,"" he 
said. 

■"But when you know 
people who've been involved 
in music all their lives, they 
carry themselves with poise 
and they have a harmonious- 
ness about them. That's not 
true for me - I have neither 
poise nor harmony - but, in 
general, it's true. Music stimu- 
lates a spiritual side to the in- 
tellect." 

Dr. Haws worries, however, 
that the tradition of music is 
being lost. 

■"I am horrified that so many 
children these days are not en- 
couraged to make music, or to 
participate in the ancient cus- 
tom of singing songs," he said. 

""Song always provided a 
means of experiencing a sense 
of community, especially when 
sung in harmony. That's why 
we sing in church. I believe rap 
music may represent the ulti- 
mate degeneration of the social 
function of music - there is no 
melody in rap." 

Dr. Haws grew up singing 
and playing music and, no 
doubt, so will his 8-year-old 
son. Dr. Haws is married to 
Custer LaRue, a soprano solo- 
ist with The Baltimore Con- 
sort. Ms. LaRue, a Mary 
Baldwin alumna, is also an ad- 
junct faculty member of voice. 

"I used to tell people I 
didn't have a musical family, 
but I did," Dr. Haws said. "We 
all had guitars, ft was the late 
'50s and '60s and wc would 
play The Kingston Trio's 
songs." 

Dr. Haws began piano les- 
sons at the age of seven, but 
admits that his teacher "put up 
with a lot of guitar playing in 
between those lessons." 

"When I was 16, 1 was in a 
group that opened for "The 
Doors' in Fori Worth," he said, 
relishing a story he loves to tell 
his students. "'They were so 
dark, so wonderful. I was a fa- 
natic Doors fan afterwards." 

When he wa,s a high school 



senior. Dr. Haws joined a 
three-man folk band known as 
"Magic .-Mice" that caught the 
attention of Nashville record 
producer Bob Johnston. 
Johnston, w ho handled Bob 
Dylan and other big stars, flew 
the group to the country music 
capital to record four or five 
cuts for Columbia Records. 
The band was hoping for an al- 
bum contract, but it never ma- 
terialized. 

"I didn't like the way they 
tampered with our songs and 
made them more commercial." 
Dr. Haws said. "They were 
special songs that had a kind of 
spiritual feeling. We saw our- 
selves as a budding religious 
group concerned with spiritual 
things in a time of war." 

Even though he thought of 
college as "the one option that 
square people would choose," 
Dr. Haws nonetheless attended 
Texas Christian 
University in his 
hometown. He 
studied with 
famed Brazilian 
pianist Luiz de 
Moura Castro, 
who became his 
mentor, and ma- 
jored in piano 
performance. 

"I thought 1 
might go to col- 
lege to study mu- 
sic for a few 
years and then 
take off to L.A. 
or New York," 
Dr. Haws said. "'I 
thought I would 
break into the 
record business 
and become in- 
volved, in a deep 
way, in produc- 
ing records, writ- 
ing songs, mak- 
ing albums and 
becoming famous 
- all tho.se things 
kids dream of." 

Dr. Haws' 
firsl year at TCU 
was phenomenal. 
He raked in the 
prizes, including 
first place in both 
the Texas and the 



Southwest Regional competi- 
tions sponsored by the Music 
Teachers' National Association 
and second place in the Texas 
Young Artist Competition. 

"For awhile, everywhere I 
played I caused a stir," Dr. Haws 
said. "I just caught on fire." 

After graduation in 1975, 
Dr. Haws was awarded a schol- 
arship by the German govern- 
ment and spent a year studying 
piano performance at the 
Goethe Institute in Hanover, 
West Germany. 

"It was a terrible year," he 
confessed. ""I just got kind of 
isolated and buried in my 
work. Hanover is dark and 
dreary in the winter and the 
people generally aren't very 
friendly." 

Dr. Haws went on to earn a 
master's degree, again in piano 
performance, in 1979 and com- 
pleted a doctorate of musical 



arts two years ago from the 
Peabody Conservatory of The 
Johns Hopkins University. 

He has performed solo pi- 
ano recitals since 1971 in 10 
states, as well as in Brazil, 
Canada, Germany, Italy, Swit- 
zerland and Yugoslavia. 

■"I had a terrible, wonderful 
time in Italy when [in 1979] I 
played a concert there in a 10th- 
century basilica," Dr. Haws re- 
called. "The piano was out of 
tune . . . enough that it would 
throw me off I prayed to all the 
saints on the mosaic floor that I 
would be deaf to it, and I was." 

In the United States, Dr. 
Haws has performed under the 
auspices of the Van Clibum 
Council, American Liszt Soci- 
ety, Hartt College Contempo- 
rary Music Festival and 
Harvard Musical Association. 
He's also been a soloist with the 
Fort Worth Symphony and Me- 




ridian (Mississippi) Symphony. 

Dr. Haws made his Camegic 
Recital Hall debut in 1981. 

"I'd like to be performing all 
the time," he said. "But. when I 
do, it's hard to switch gears and 
get back into teaching. 

"Performing requires so 
much psychic energy and in- 
vestment of your soul. You're 
in this ecstatic state. The last 
lime I performed was in Hart- 
ford. Connecticut, and it was a 
good perfomiance ... I thought 
it was a shame 1 didn't perform 
right after, somewhere else. 

"But Luiz |de Moura 
Castro] came up afterwards 
and gave me a big hug. That 
was probably the most signifi- 
cant thing about that perfor- 
mance for me. It felt great." 



A 



When Dr. Evans came to 
Mary Baldw in as a French in- 
structor in the mid-196()s. stu- 
dents were required to take a 
foreign language. 

"When I first came here. 
there was quite a large depart- 
ment - about six teachers - a 
language lab, a French house, 
a French assistant, so it was a 
very different thing." Dr. 
Evans said. "It was due. in 
part, to the fact that languages 
were required and French, 
along w ith Spanish, was the 
most popular language." 

The language requirement 
was dropped during the post- 
Vietnam era, when educational 
institutions were opting to give 
students more choices about 
their studies. 

"It w as part of a 

MARTHA EVANS =~ 

huge power and ev- 
erybody spoke En- 
glish and they would adjust to 
us." Dr. Evans said. "1 have 
mi.ved feelings about it. 1 think 
it's a good thing for people to 
learn another people's lan- 
guage but, froiTi a teacher's 
point of view , it's terrible to be 
in class and have captive stu- 
dents." 

.Americans, in general, have 
a poor facility for foreign lan- 
guages. Dr. Evans notes. But 
that is changing. 

"During their lifetime, 
many Americans may never 
come in contact with a foreign 
person speaking a foreign lan- 
guage," Dr. Evans said, "On 
the other hand, Europeans 
come in contact with people 
speaking foreign languages all 
the time. That lack of expo- 
sure, I think, has reduced 
Americans' curiositv | about 
foreign languages]. 

"But. in politics and diplo- 
macy, we now reali/e not onl> 
is it helpful to speak to a per- 
son in his own language, but 
learning a language gives an 
insight into the culture, " she 
added. "The I'.S. no longer has 
cultural and political hege- 
mony and ni>w needs to adjust 
to other people " 

Today, Mary Baldw ui of- 
fers French, Spanish, demian. 
Japanese and Latin. Though no 




bout 1(1 years 
ago. Martha 
Noel Evans 
and eight Mary 
B.ikiwin College students 
boarded a train one spring day 
in Paris. The students lounged 
across the seats and spread out 
their belongings. They were ex- 
cited and talked loudly. TTie 
French people on the train were 
horrified. 

Dr. Evans, director of Mary 
Baldwin's May tenn in Paris, 
spoke w ith her students about 
the /<//(v/)(;,v. once they'd dis- 
embarked. It was anything but 
a textbook lesson. 

"That story demonstrates the 
cultural differences in peoples' 
sense of space. You can tell stu- 
dents, and they can take notes 



on it. but they can't understand 
It until they get to another coun- 
try." Dr. Evans said. 

"In another country, you 
also get the sense of language 
as it's really spoken - by dif- 
ferent people in different situa- 
tions - and that's impossible in 
the classroom." 

Dr. Evans, .'i.^. is chair of 
ihe two-person French depart- 
ment and coordinator of the 
college's Women's Studies 
Program. She loves Paris in 
May as much as her students 
and secretly relishes the 
chance to match wits w ith the 
fussy French. 

■'For me. going to France is 
like a big game." Dr. Evans 
said. "It has many rules - some 
of which are staled and some 
of which are not. Like, what's 
proper to say and what isn't? 
Of course, this is all uncon- 
scious to the French." 

And while a foreign coun- 
try may have foreign rules, 
there is also a freedom to be 
found there. 

"When you get into another 
language and speak it well . . . 
you get to be this other per- 
sona." she added, "'^ou get to 
he an actor. You get to act out 
.ill parts of \our personality 
111. It \ou uouUln'i otherwise 
.let out. ' 





THOMAS H. 
QRAFTON (1933- 
1971), Professor 
Emeritus of Sociof 
ogy: B.A.. PresDyte- 
rian College: B,D., 
Columbia Theological 
Seminary: M.A., 
Ph.D.. Northwestern 
University: University of North Carolina; 
University of Chicago: Richmond School 
of Social Work: Garrett Biblical Institute. 
Dr. and Mrs. Grafton have moved to 
the Sunnyside Retirement Home in 
Harrisonburg, VA. Keeping busy with 
reading and preaching. Dr. Grafton has 
also been asked to write the history of 
the Sunnyside Retirement Home. 



MARY E. 
HUMPHREYS (1943- 

1968), Professor Emerita 
of Biology; B.A.. Western 
Maryland College; M.A,. 
Ph.D.. Duke University. 

Dr. Humphreys 
has been the recipient 
of numerous civic awards in Berlin, MD. 
This past year, she was named Citizen 
of the Year. In addition, she has been 
honored by former students at Mary 
Baldwin, who have established a biology 
lecture series in her name. L. Lundie 
Spence '68 presented the first program 
In the lecture series this past March. 



MARY D. IRVING 
(1966-1991), Profes 
sor Emerita of Educa- 
tion: B.S.. E.D., The 
University of Virginia: 
M.Ed., Columbia Uni- 
versity: Ed,D., Boston 
University. 

Dr. Irving, who 
lives in Augusta County, is busy reading, 
gardening, and taking care of her 98- 
year-old mother. 

VEtA M. LYTTON (194S-1974), 

Associate Professor Ementa of French; 
A.B.. M.A.. Drake 
University: University 
of Chicago: 
Middiebury College; 
Alliance Francais; 
The Sorbonne, Uni- 
versity of Paris. 

Ms. Lytton lives 
in Staunton, and is 
recovering from a re- 
cent hip injury. 





longer required. Dr. Evans 
thinks learning another lan- 
guage is no less important. 

""1 think language is what 
we're learning about all to- 
gether - different people, dif- 
ferent societies. That's the pur- 
pose of a liberal arts education 
and language is one way of do- 
ing that." Dr. Evans said. ""It's 
a discipline of the mind, a way 
of getting outside one's own 
narrow point of view. 

""It's also a way of learning 
grammar. Learning about 
grammar as a discipline in and 
of itself. And. students do 
learn about their own language 
when they're contrasting it." 

Dr. Evans learned, how- 
ever, that writers must be cau- 
tious when they're immersed in 
a foreign tongue. 

Dr. Evans spent the 1985- 
86 academic year in Paris on 
an .i\merican Council of 
Learned Societies grant re- 
searching her most recent 
book. Fits and Starls: A Gene- 
alogy of Hysteria in Modern 
France. The book was pub- 
lished last December by 
Cornell University Press. 

"I had to rewrite the intro- 
duction on women writers 
while I was there," Dr. Evans 
said. "I was delighted with it; I 
thought It was great." 

Later, a reviewer criticized 
Dr. Evans for not fully support- 
ing her thesis in the text. 

"What I had done was really 
assert things in a grandiose 
way," she admitted. "What I 
had done wa.s write in a French 
style, but in the English lan- 
guage." 

In addition to Fits and 
Slaris, Dr. Evans is the author 
of Masks of Tradition: Women 
and the Politics of Writing in 
Twentieth-Century France, 
also published by Cornell Uni- 
versity Press in 1987. 

She has translated two other 
books: A Critique of Psychoana- 
lytic Reason: Hypnosis in Ques- 
tion from Lavoisier to Lacan by 
the late Dr. Ixon Chertok and 
Dr. Isabclle Stengcrs, released in 
March by Stanfopj University 
Press, and Wriling and Madness 
by Dr. Shoshana Fcltiian, pub- 
lished in 1985 by C'omcll Uni- 



\ersity Press. 

Dr. Evan's research inter- 
ests include 19th and 20th cen- 
tury French literature, feminist 
criticism, and psychoanalysis 
and the history of psychiatry. 

She is married to Dr. John 
Evans, an English professor at 
Washington & Lee University 
in Le.xington, VA. The couple 
has two children: Rachel, 23, a 
graduate of the University of 
Pennsylvania, 
and Justin, 21. 
who is a rising 
senior at Co- 
lumbia Univer- 
sity. 

Dr. Evans 
joined the MBC 
faculty full- 
time in 1976, 
the same year 
the first 
women's stud- 
ies class was 
offered. Ten 
years later, she 
became the 



"What we're doing 
in women's colleges 
is attempting to 
empower women 
in their lives," 
Dr. Evans said, "it's 
important for women 
to know their own 
history and to be 
able to articulate 
their own 
perceptions and 
reactions to things." 



program s coor- 
dinator. 

"The idea of women's stud- 
ies grew out of the idea that 
knowledge and learning - 
though purported to be univer- 
sal - was based on a male 
model and a male perspective," 
Dr. Evans said. 

"The whole idea of the 
Feminist Movement is that you 
can identify women as a group, 
with interests common to all," 
she continued. "In our society, 
women are culturally trained to 
do certain emotional and actual 
work. If you say that, it follows 
there is a female perspective on 
things which overall, and in a 
general way, is different from a 
man's." 

When Dr. Evans was an un- 
dergraduate at Wellesley Col- 
lege in the late 19.5()s, Betty 
Fricdan's book. The Feminine 
Mystique, had not yet touched 
off the Feminist Movement. 
Nonetheless, she says her edu- 
cation at a women's college 
prepared her for the tumultuous 
times ahead. 

"My experience at 
Wellesley created in me a kind 
of altitude that made me recep- 
tive to women's studies and 



feminism when they came 
about," Dr. Evans said. "It was 
clear from the beginning that 
the school's mission was to 
educate women who were go- 
ing to make major contribu- 
tions to society." 

Dr. Evans went on to earn 
her Ph.D. in French literature 
from Yale University in 1967. 

She claims that women's 
studies at women's colleges are 
no different 
than women's 
studies at co- 
educational 
schools. 

"Most of 
the people 
who take 
women's 
studies in 
coed or 
single-sex 
schools are 
women, so 
that's not un- 
usual here," 
Dr. Evans 
said. "If any- 
thing, I think I'm harder on my 
students [because they are 
women]. Sometimes I'm 
amazed at their docility." 

What is unique to women's 
colleges is their mission. 
"What we're doing in 
women's colleges is attempting 
to empower women in their 
lives," Dr. Evans said. "It's im- 
portant for women to know 
their own history and to be able 
to articulate their own percep- 
tions and reactions to things. 

"Women's experiences are 
an important part of reality that 
feminists are saying have been 
ignored." 

Asked if she would call her- 
self a feminist, Dr. Evans 
laughed. "Yes," she said. 
"Need you ask?" 

The Women's Studies Pro- 
gram at Mary Baldwin intro- 
duced into the curriculum not 
only a women's perspective, 
but a perspective of women 
gained through their historical 
representation and accomplish- 
ments. 

At least one women's stud- 
ies course is required for 
graduation from Mary 
Baldwin. 



In one class. Dr. Evans had 
her students look at themselves 
in the mirror for 10 minutes. 

"Those students looking in 
the mirror came up with all the 
same stuff as in the psychoana- 
lytic article [they'd read]," Dr. 
Evans said. "The students 
started reflecting: "How do oth- 
ers see me? Who gets to judge 
me? Define me? What image 
do I present?' 

"I think [the exercise] 
meant more because they de- 
rived it from their own experi- 
ence, rather than them coming 
to something a dead, white 
male had written." 

Despite moments of indi- 
vidual enlightenment. Dr. 
Evans says it has become 
harder, over the years, to rec- 
ognize female solidarity among 
her students. 

"Women's studies pro- 
grams have gone through the 
same changes as feminism," 
Dr. Evans said. "One of the big 
changes [over the past 16 
years] is that we have a genera- 
tion of students whose opportu- 
nities were created by the femi- 
nists, and they think that is 
what the world has always 
been like. 

"They don't realize how 
fragile feminism is and that 
those rights could be taken 
away. It's difficult because you 
don't want to say, 'Things 
could get bad again.' On the 
other hand, you try to get in a 
historical look at the status of 
women in society and make 
them realize how recent their 
rights and opportunities have 
been." 



Stacey Chase is an award-win- 
ning newspaper reporter, as well 
as free-lance writer. Her articles, 
photographs, and poems appear 
regularly in literary journals, includ- 
ing Green Mountains Review, Poets 
& Writers. Puerto Del Sol, and Ver- 
mont Sunday Magazine, among 
others. Chase was recipient of the 
1988 Bernard J. O'Keefe Scholar- 
ship In Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf 
Writers' Conference and frequently 
serves on the conference's admin- 
istrative staff. 




JAMES L. 

McAllister, jr. 

(19S7-1983), Pro 

fessor Emeritus of 
Religion and Phi- 
losophy; B.A., Uni- 
versity of North 
Carolina: B.D., 
Yale University; 
Ph.D.. Duke University. 

Dr. McAllister has been selected 
to publish an article in the Blackwell 
Dictionary of Evangelical Bioiraphy. 
The subject of his article is the sec- 
ond Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia 
from 1814-1841, Bishop Richard 
Channing Moore. Last year, a scholar- 
ship for pre-ministry studies at Mary 
Baldwin was established in Dr. 
McAllister's name. (Editor's note: As 
this issue of The Magazine goes to 
press, we are saddened by the news 
that Dr. McAllister passed away on Au- 
gust 4, 1992.1 

JOHN F. MEHNER (1963-1986), 

Professor Emeritus of Biology: B.S., 
Grove City Col- 
lege; M.S., 
University of 
Pittsburgh: 
Ph.D., Michi- 
gan State Uni- 
versity. 

Dr. Mehner 
continues to 
be active in 

the study of birds and is a much 
sought-after guide for amateur orni- 
thologists. He has co-authored a book 
titled. The Birds of Augusta County. 
and he serves as the Virginia State 
coordinator of the 'Breeding Bird Sur- 
vey," a federal program. 

PATRICIA H. MENK (1952-1981), 

Professor Ementa of History; B.A., 
Florida 
State Col- 
lege for 
Women; 
,V1 A.. Ph.D., 
The Univer- 
sity of Vir- 
ginia. 

Dr. 
Menk has 
completed her book on the history of 
Mary Baldwin College, and it will be 
published this fall. In addition to her 
writing, she has lectured on the his- 
tory of MBC at the Roanoke Historical 
Society, and at numerous community 




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and alumnae events. In June, Dr. 
Menk was a member of the 
Elderhostel faculty. 

GERTRUDE DAVIS MIDDENDORF 

(1957-1977), Librarian Ementa: B.A., 



B.S.L.S., University 




most former students as Mrs. Davis, 
has unfortunately suffered declining 
health. Two years ago, she and her 
husband moved to a retirement com- 
munity with an extended care facility. 

GORDON C. PAGE (1949-1979), 

Professor Emeritus of Music; B.A., Da- 
kota Wesleyan College: M.A.. The Uni- 
versity of Virginia; pupil of Shan De 
Lys, Boston, MA. 

Gordon Page is closely involved 
with current Mary Baldwin students 
and alumnae. 




gardening. This year. Mr. Page and his 
wife, Mopsey Pool Page, were a 
church family to three MBC students - 
Carol Suggs, Danika Jamison, -and 
Katherine Wilt. 

JAMES B. PATRICK (1967-1992), 

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry: B.S., 
Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy: Ph.D., 




He looks forward to spending more 
time in his workshop, 

MARGARET F. PINKSTON (1976- 
1989), Associate Professor Ementa of 
Biochemistry; B.A., Brooklyn College; 
Ph.D., City University of New York, 

Dr. Pinkston is performing with 
the Charlottesville Symphony at The 
University of Virginia. She is also on a 
number of national committees includ- 
ing the Chris- 




Dr. Pinkston recently attended the 
1992 National Conference on Genet- 
ics, Religion, and Ethics in Texas. 

WILLIAM C. POLLARD (1977- 
1992), College Librarian Emeritus; 
B.A.. University of North Carolina; 
M.A., Florida State University, 

Since retiring in June, Mr. Pollard 
has continued to work as a volunteer 
on the College's archives, which he 
plans to de- 
velop into a 




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LILLIAN 
RUDESEAL (1938 
1972), Associate 
Professor Ementa 
of Economics; B.A 
Bowling Green Col . _ 

lege of Commerce; M^\. 
Litt. M., University 
of Pittsburgh; Uni- 
versity of North 
Carolina; Emory University. 

Ms. Rudeseal lives in Gainesville, 
GA and keeps busy with community 
and church activities. 

0. ASHTON TRICE, JR. (1949- 

1986), Professor Emeritus of Psychol- 
ogy: B.S.. M.A., 
Ph.D.. The Univer- 
sity of Virginia. 

Dr. Trice is tak- 
ing life easy and 
reports that it feels 
great to be able to 
set his own sched- 
ule. When he isn't 
traveling. Dr. Trice 
spends his free 
time gardening. 

GWENDOLYN E. WALSH (1962- 

1990), Associate Professor Ementa of 
Physical Education: B.S.Ed., Tufts Col- 
lege: Diploma, Bouve-Boston School; 
M,Ed.. The University of Virginia. 
Taking care of her 94-year-old 
mother is keeping Ms. Walsh busy. 
she reports. But, 
she also finds time 
for other projects 
like puppet making. 
Currently, she is 
constructing a pup- 
pet of an imaginary 
bird named, 
"Elwedrtschet," for 
the director of the 
James Madison 

University Folk Dance Group. The 
puppet will be used m German folk 
dances. 





course during this past May Term. He 
has kept busy with hunting, fishing, 
and building classical-style furniture. 



FACULTY 
EMERITI 



Campus News 



NEW ENROLLMENT DIRECTOR 
TAKES ADMISSIONS HELM 



Douglas E. Clark became the 
new director of enrollment. July 
1 this year. Direct from 
Wesleyan College in North 
Carolina, Mr. Clark served as 
Wesleyan' s vice president for 
admissions and financial aid. 

Mr. Clark has a distinguished 
record in admissions and enroll- 
ment management. He served as 
dean of admissions at Roanoke 
College from 1985 to 1988, ac- 
creditation coordinator at the As- 
sociation of Independent Col- 
leges and Schools in Washington 
D.C. from 1982 to 1985, and as 
assistant director of development 
at Roanoke College from 1979 to 
1981. 

He received his B.A. in po- 
litical science from Roanoke 
College and his master's in legis- 



lative affairs from George 
Washington University. He has 
completed further graduate stud- 
ies in foreign affairs and interna- 
tional relations at The Univer- 
sity of Virginia. 

Since 1985, Mr. Clark has 
served as accreditation evaluator 
for the Association of Indepen- 
dent Colleges and Schools. In 
1981 he served as a researcher 
in the Development Office at 
The University of Virginia. 

Mr. Clark was selected by 
Rotary International to be part 
of a Group Study Exchange 
Team to South Africa in 1987. 
He has successfully recruited 
students in Europe for Roanoke 
College. He is a member of the 
Southern Association of Student 
Financial Aid Administrators 



and the North Carolina Associa- 
tion of Student Financial Aid 
Administrators. 

Mr. Clark replaced Elaine B. 
Liles, who retired from Mary 
Baldwin this year. Ms. Liles had 
served as executive director of 
admissions since 1986. 




Douglas E. Clark 



MBC ALUMNA AND ENVIRONMENTALIST 
PRESENTS FIRST HUMPHREYS LECTURE 



Lois Lundie Spcncc '68, 
marine education specialist for 
the University of North Caro- 
lina Sea Grant College Pro- 
gram, presented the first 
Humphreys Lecture, March 25, 
during Spring Leadership 
Weekend. The Mary 
Humphreys Lecture Scries was 
established by MBC alumnae 
and former students of Dr. 
Mary E. Humphreys, professor 
of biology at Mary Baldwin 
from 1943 to 1967. 

Dr. Spencc's program fo- 
cused on environmental steward- 
ship. Recognized nationally as a 
leading marine educator. Dr. 
Spcnce is widely published and 
has received numerous awards 
for her work, especially in envi- 
ronmental conservation. Among 
her award-winning projects is 
North Carolina's I'.ii.' Sweep, an 
annual effort whici 'racts thou- 
sands of volunteers f ;i massive 
one-day litter cleanup along 
North Carolina coastal an' in- 



land streams and shores. 

Dr. Spence spends much of 
her time leading workshops for 
teachers, showing them how to 
incorporate marine science 
into their curricula. 

Dr. Spence earned her 
master's of science from 
Rorida State University and a 
Ph.D. from North Carolina 
State University. 

Mary Humphreys, who now 
lives in Berlin, Maryland, is 
herself the recipient of numer- 
ous civic awards. She was re- 
cently named "Citizen of the 
Year" lor outstanding contribu- 
tions to her home community. 
She received her master's and 
Ph.D. from Duke University. 

Members of the steering 
committee that established the 
Humphreys Lecture Series 
were Betty Engle Stoddard 
'60, Margaret Neel Query 
Keller '55, Elaine Vaughan 
Cotner '60, Julie Hickson 
Crim '61, Nancy Rawls 



Grissom '54, Mary Cloud 
Hamilton Hollingshcad '61, 
Suzie Smith Vaughan '59, As- 
sociate Professor of Biology 
Bonnie M. Hohn, and Execu- 
tive Director of Alumnae Ac- 
tivities Laura Catching 
Alexander '71. 



TRICE 
RECEIVES 
WOMEN'S 
COLLEGE 
COALITION 
RESEARCH 
GRANT 

Assistant Professor of Psy- 
chology Ashton D. Trice re- 
ceived a research grant from 
the Washington, DC, based 
Women's College Coalition 
this spring. The grant monies 
are funding Dr. Trice's study, 
"Learning Climates in Single- 
sex and Coeducational College 
Classrooms." 

Dr. Trice's proposal was 
one of 57 submitted this year to 
the Women's College Coali- 
tion for funding. Trice was 
one of only nine researchers to 
receive a grant. The Women's 
College Coalition was formed 
in cooperation with the Asso- 
ciation of American Colleges. 

Dr. Trice joined the Mary 
Baldwin faculty in 1986. He 
received his B.A. from 
Davidson College, his master's 
from Hollins College, and his 
Ed.D. from West Virginia Uni- 
versity. 

He has published numerous 
research articles in several na- 
tional scholarly journals. 




Humphreys lecturer Lunelle Spence '68 (left), with Margaret Neel 
Query Keller '55, Dr. Humphreys, and Betty Engle Stoddard '60. 



Alumnae President's 
Message 




W. 



'hal an honor you, ihc lO.CXX) alumnae of Mary Baldwin, have bcstoWL-d upon mc as 
President of the Alumnae Assoeiation We, the alumnae, are critieal to the continued success 
of Mary Baldwin. I will work with much commitment, enthusiasm, and love. 

On October 8-1 1 this year, we will conclude the commemoration of our .Sesquicentcnnial. 
It is my hope that many of you will return to campus and help us with this gala celebration. If 
you have not participated in a reunion, or recent campus event, I urge you to do so. The 
campus looks spectacular, and the new I'annill .Student Center will soon be opened and 
dedicated. 

When I graduated from Mary Baldwin in 196."^, 1 made a promise lo niysel! that every year 
I would contribute something to iny alma mater. I have kept thai promise, and not just through 
monetary contributions. My gifts have included hosting an alumnae gathering, providing 
transportation for a college representative, soliciting for the Annual Fund over the phone, 
recruiting at a high school college night, and of course monetary gifts. 

It has been an easy promise to keep because Mary Baldwin has always stood for 
excellence. With the efforts of each of us, it will continue lo stand for excellence. We want to 
guarantee Mary Baldwin College a place in the 21 si century, and if each of us makes this 
commitment, it will happen. 

The power of one individual is tremendous. Gifts of your time and support are greatly 
needed and appreciated. We want to continue Mary Baldwin's growth and enhance her 
reputation of quality education for the next l.SO years. May we count on you'.' 



Affectionately, 



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Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 

Pre.sident 

MBC Alumnae Association 



Alumnae 
Directory 
Published 




The Sesquicentennial 
Alumnae Directory can be a 
useful reference for all Mary 
Baldwin alumnae and alumni. 
It includes an alphabetical 
listing of alumnae and of 
current students, a listing by 
class, and a geographical 
listing. Alumnae and alumni of 
the Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted and the 
Adult Degree Program are 
coded "PEG" and "ADP" 
respectively, for easy 
identification. 

The Alumnae Directory 
highlights the 150-year history 
of the College and the 
Alumnae Association through 
text and photographs and 
includes phone numbers of 
College departments. It is 
available only to the Mary 
Baldwin community. 

To obtain a copy, send your 
check or money order ('VA 
residents must pay tax) 
payable to 

Mary Baldwin College 

Alumnae Office 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, VA 24401 

$31.50 (postage paid) 
$32.65 (for VA residents) 



FIVE RECEIVE 1992 

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The Mary Baldwin College 
Alumnae Association held its an- 
nual awards ceremony, Saturday, 
May 23, during Homecoming 
and Commencement Weekend. 

MARY BARTENSTEIN 

Faulkner '42 of Fredericksburg, 
VA, received the Service to 
Church Award. A member of the 
Interfaith Community Council, 
Mrs. Faulkner chairs the com- 
munications committee of 
Fredericksburg's chapter of the 
American Cancer Society. She 
and her husband. The Rev. Tho- 
mas G. Faulkner, Jr., conducted 
a team ministry at St. George's 
Episcopal Church in 
Fredericksburg for 30 years. 

Ms. Faulkner has served on 
the local Women's Club, the 
League of Women Voters, and 
the Parent Teacher Association. 
She and her husband have three 
children and have sponsored six 
foster children. 

CLAIRE LEWIS Arnold 

'69 of Atlanta received the 
Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award. Mrs. 
Am(jld received her master's in business adminis- 
tration from Harvard Business School. She is 
president and owner of Newton Canton Corpora- 
tion in Atlanta. She is a member of the Atlanta 
Clean City Commission, the Atlanta Arts Alli- 
ance, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. 

Mrs. Arnold has served on the Executive Com 
mittec of the National Association of Tobacco 
Distributors and received the NATD Young Ex- 
ecutive of the Year Award in 1986. A member of 
the Mary Baldwin College Board of Trustees, 
Mrs. Arnold has served on MBC's Advisory 
Board of Visitors and is currently active in the At 
lanta Alumnae Chapter. She and her husband, H. 
Koss Arnold, III, have three children. 

MARGARET IVEY Baciual '73 of Richmond received the 
Service to Community Award. Mrs. Bacigal is a former associate 
with the Richmond, VA, law firm, Williams, Mullin, Christian & 
Dobb. She received her J.D. from the University of Richmond in 
1979. 





Claire Lewis Arnold 




Anne Sims Smith 



Currently, Mrs. Bacigal is an 
adjunct professor of law at the 
University of Richmond. She is a 
member of the Richmond Bar 
Association and has served on 
the Young Lawyers Committee. 
She also served on the Virginia 
Bar Association's Commission 
on the Needs of Children. A 
member of the Junior League, 
Mrs. Bacigal was named one of 
the Outstanding Young Women 
in America in 1982. She and her 
husband, Ronald J. Bacigal, have 
four children. 

CUSTER LARUE Haws 
'74 of Staunton, VA, received 
the Career Achievement Award. 
Mrs. Haws is featured vocalist 
for the internationally acclaimed 
Baltimore Consort. Mrs. Haws 
and the Consort specialize in En- 
glish and Scottish music of the 
Elizabethan era. The group has 
garnered numerous awards and 
rave reviews from music maga- 
zines. CD Review magazine gave 
the group a perfect rating of "10" 
each for performance and pro- 
duction quality for the group's first CD recording. 
On the Banks of the Helicon - Early Music of Scot- 
land. Mrs. Haws and the Baltimore Consort will 
perform this year in Vienna and at the Early Music 
Festival in Regcnsburg, Germany. 

Mrs. Haws also serves as an adjunct voice in- 
structor at Mary Baldwin. She and her husband, Dr. 
J. Riley Haws, have one son. 

ANNE SIMS Smith '45 of Staunton, VA, re- 
ceived the Emily Smith Medallion for service to the 
community, Mrs. Smith has volunteered her time 
with the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation, 
the Historic Staunton Foundation, the Augusta Gar- 
den Club, and the Colonial Dames. She is active 
with the Staunton Fine Arts Association and the 
American Red Cross. She served as a social worker at Western 
Slate Hospital and as a member of the King's Daughter's Hospital 
Ladies Auxiliary. 

She and her husband. Dr. McKelden Smith, have three children. 



Custer LaRue Haws 



Alumna Profile 



After graduating from T.C. 
Williams School of Law at the 
University of Richmond, Kimberly 
Brooke O'Donnell went directly to 
work in a law firm that specialized 
in insurance defense. After a year, 
however, Kim says she realized her 
work did not satisfy a strong desire 
to work in an area of the law that 
had an impact on issues of social 
justice. 

"In 1986, I applied for a job with 
the Public Defender's Office in 
Richmond and was hired as the 
first-ever, full-time public defender 
for the juvenile court in Richmond. 
In fact, the office I became part of in 
1986 was the first public defender 
office in the history of the City of 
Richmond." 

Now Kim says she can't imagine 
leaving the area of juvenile justice. 
"Defending children who are 
charged with committing crimes is 
an awesome responsibility, as you 
can imagine, but I'm exactly where I want to be," she says. 

Kim credits Mary Baldwin College with providing 
challenging opportunities that tested her abilities. She 
explains, "There is no question in my mind that the 
leadership opportunities I had at Mary Baldwin contributed 
significantly to my ability today to handle increasingly 
challenging and difficult responsibilities." 

Kim distinguished herself as a leader at Mary Baldwin 
and in law school. At Mary Baldwin, where she majored in 
mathematics, she served four years on the Honor Council 
and chaired the group her senior year. She served on the 
Student Senate, was named to the national leadership 
society Omicron Delta Kappa, and named to Who's Who 
Amoiii; Students In American C()llci;es and Universities. In 
law school, she was a member of the Order of the Barrister, 
winner of the Barnett Moot Court Competition, a law student 
advisor, and a member of the Honor Court. 

As a professional, Kim continues to be recognized as a 
leader. Last year, she was appointed by the Governor to a 
statewide commission on juvenile justice and delinquency 
prevention. "I've learned a tremendous amount in my first 
year," Kim says, "and I've had the opportunity to testify 
before the House Courts of Justice Committee at the past 
session of the General Assembly. That was quite an 




Kimberly Brooke O'Donnell '82 



experience. 

This June, Kim, who has 
defended over 1 ,000 cases, was 
named Virginia's Outstanding 
Lawyer in Indigent Advocacy by 
the Virginia Women Attorneys' 
Association. 

"My role as an advocate for 
children is more a privilege than a 
responsibility," says Kim. "I'm a 
voice for a very neglected, abused 
segment of our society," she adds. 

Kim's deep commitment to 
help others has led her to enroll in 
a master's program in pastoral 
studies through Loyola University 
in New Orleans. "The personal 
growth I have experienced in this 
program has been phenomenal. I 
hope I can participate in some 
kind of missionary experience, 
perhaps in Haiti, when the time is 
right. I feel that we each have a 
responsibility to give to those less 
fortunate than ourselves." 

Having just celebrated her 10th 
class reunion this May, Kim remembers Mary Baldwin's 
strong sense of community. "My most important memories 
are of the people I knew," she says. "People shape lives, and 
the people I knew at Mar>' Baldwin continue to be some of 
the most infiuential forces in my life. I feel so blessed to 
have been able to participate in such a personal learning 
environment." 

Kim has maintained connections to Mary Baldwin 
through the Alumnae Association, and is currently involved 
with other Richmond-area alumnae in assisting students in 
the College's program at Goochland Correctional Center for 
Women. "A group of us organized a Christmas party at the 
prison," said Kim. "Seven of us, from many different class 
years, took refreshments and met with about .^0 Mar>' 
Baldwin students. Jim Harrington, then director of the Adult 
Degree Program, brought his band, 'Wanda and the White 
Boys.' and it was an incredible night. I will remember for a 
long, long time the sharing, giving, and coming together of 
so many members of the College comnuuiit). I don't know 
that I have ever been more proud to be a part of the Man.' 
Baldwin community than I was that night." 












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by Harriet Runkle 
and R. J. Landin-Lodcrick ' 



ary Baldwin's Richmond Alumnae Chapter hosted the 
third Juleps and Tulips Celebration, Tuesday, April 21. 

Although there was a slight drizzle the evening preceding the the 
celebration, the rain did not prevent anyone from enjoying the gar- 
den tour. A luncheon was hosted by Margaret W. Nea '63 at her 
home. The luncheon was a nice break from the 
weather and provided an excellent opportunity to 
visit with Mary Baldwin friends. A cocktail 
party was held at The Windsor House, where 
over 175 alumnae and guests attended. The rain 
stopped long enough for guests to enjoy their 
mint juleps while strolling through the beautiful 
gardens surrounding the house. 

Among the guests attending the Richmond 
event were President Cynthia H. Tyson, Vice 
President for Institution Advancement Mark L. 
Atchison, Annual Fund Director Nancy P. 
Mclnlyre, Associate Vice President for Develop- 
ment Chunk Ncal, Director of Advancement Services Crista R. 
Cabe, Director of Admission Volunteers Harriet Runkle, and former 
Alumnae Association President Barbara Knisely Roberts '73. 

Baldwin Chann, MBC's student a cappella group, capped off 
the evening with a medley of songs. Richmond alumnae praised the 
celebration as another successful event for the sesquicentennial 
year. Juleps and Tulips 111 was coordinated by Richmond alumna 
R. J. Landin-Lodcrick '86 and her company, "Have a Ball, Ltd." 

Members of the Juleps and Tulips III Planning Committee were 
Leigh Yates Farmer '74, Kim Baker Glenn '79, Sally Armstrong 
Bingley '60, C. Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpc '73, Robin Mayberry 
'51, Ellen Ansley Gift '85 and R. J. Landin-Loderick '86. 



Betsy Baker '91 
and her guest 



Sally Armstrong Bingley, Chuck Bingley 



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ADP Profile 




Don Kierson 



by Dr. James Harrington 



A familiar axiom in Aiiull 
Education is that learning in- 
creases individuals' options and 
prepares them to weather career 
transition. This has certainly 
been the case for Donald 
Kierson, an "S4 graduate of 
MBC's Adult Degree Program. 

When Don enrolled in the 
Mary Baldwin Adult Degree 
Pn)gram in 1983, he already 
had several years of successful 
and increasingly responsible ex- 



perience in the banking indus- 
try. Like many adult learners, 
he had attended courses at a va- 
riety of colleges over a 15-year 
period, and had accumulated a 
significant number of credits 
but did not have a bachelor's 
degree. From 1979 to 1984. 
Don was "last-tracked" at First 
& Merchants National Bank 
and enjoyed rapid career 
gniwth. Yet, his lack of a col- 
lege degree continued to inhibit 



his advancement. 

After enrolling in ADP. Don 
was able to make use of a vari- 
ety of learning options. For 
example, he t(K)k courses at the 
Llniversity of Richmond. Vir- 
ginia Commonwealth 
University. John Tyler Com- 
munity College, as well as 
Mary Baldwin College. He 
completed his remaining degrve 
requirements w ithin a year and 
izradualed in 1984 with a decree 



in business administration. 

That same year. First & Mer- 
chants National Bank merged 
with Virginia National Bank to 
form Sovran Bank. "My educa- 
tion was critical to my 
successful career redirection as 
an internal consultant working 
on high-profile projects for the 
merged institution." said Don. 

Don's experiences illustrate 
another axiom of adult educa- 
tion: Learning is addictive. After 
graduating from Mary Baldwin. 
Don enrolled in the University 
of Richmond's Executive 
MBA. Program, which he com- 
pleted in 1988. He left Sovran in 
1988, armed with his Mary 
Baldwin College B.A. and his 
University of Richmond 
M.B.A.. and joined Broughton 
Systems. Inc.. a Richmond- 
based consulting firm. "My 
education." said Don. "was a 
key factor in my marketability 
and successful career transition." 

In the audience at Don's 
MBC graduation were his two 
daughters. Susie and Heather. 
For Don and his wife. Glenda. 
this ceremony was an opjmrlu- 
nily to impress upon their 
daughters the impt)rlance of a 
college education. The 
Kicrsons' tics with Mary 
Baldwin College have nour- 
ished. Susie graduated from 
Mary Baldwin in 1991. and 
Heather is a member of the 
Class of 1994. 

According to Don. "The 
MBC Adult IX-gR-c Program 
offers an exceptional avenue for 
achieving academic success. I 
am pleased that Susie and 
Heather have chosen to go to 
college, and even more plea.sed 
that they chose Mary Baldwin. 
The college has served our fam- 
ily well." 



Dr. James Harrington, former 
director of the MBC Adult 
Degree Program, is currently 
associate prolessor of English 
at Mary Baldwin. 



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Chapters In Action 




Lett to right: At the Sesquicentennial Party in 
Atlanta were Laura Catching Alexander 71, 
Martha McMullan Aasen '51 who Is a member 
of the Alumnae Board Executive Committee, 
and Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 who is a new 
Alumna Trustee. 





Lett to right: Susan Walton 
Wynl(oop 75 and Suzie Maxson 
Maltz '75 at the Connecticut 
chapter meeting. 




Left to ngtit: Sally Dorsey Danner '64, Tracy Burks Yancey '87, 
and Tracy Brici<ner '87 at the Sesquicentennial Party hosted by 
Mrs. Danner in Atlanta. 



Left to right: President Tyson, Rogers Hail 
who is a former Trustee, Judge l-larry 
Weilford who is a current Trustee, and 
Page Price Lewis '72 who hosted the 
meeting in her Memphis home. 



CONNECTICUT 
IN JANUARY 

As reported by Carol Shaw '65 

TTie Conncclicul Alumnae Chapter hoslcd the Alumnae Board in 
August, 1991, during the chapter's first-ever organized event. With 
the success of that gathering under their belts, the chapter held an 
Alumnae luncheon in January. .Special guest Dean of Special Pro- 
grams Virginia K. Francisco '64 attended the luncheon. Fifteen 
Connecticut alumnae gathered and welcomed other alumnae from 
Westchester, l-ong Island, and New Jersey. TTie Connecticut group 
is interested in sponsoring an alumnae chapter for area alumnae in 
suburban New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, flease let the 
Alumnae Office know if you arc interested. 



SESQUICENTENNIAL PARTY 
IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA 

A successful party hosted by Sally Dorsey Danner '64 at her 
newly renovated home (design by Danner) put everyone in a festive 
mood to celebrate the Sesquicentennial. President Tyson and Vice 
President for Institutional Advancement Mark Atchison were there 
with the Executive Committee of the Alumnae Board for their win- 
ter meeting. Much fun was had by the hundred-plus alumnae and 
guests attending. 

BALTIMORE/ D,C. SHOPPING SPREE 

Alumnae Board Member Julie Ellsworth organized a shopping 
spree (proceeds of which go to the Sesquicentennial Campaign) for 
area alumnae. 




The Tidewater chapter sponsored a cocktail party, honoring President 
Tyson, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Copeland. 



EASTERN SHORE GROUP 
DONATES MONIES 

Tht EastL-m Shore Alumnae Chapter donaled 
monies used lor landscaping the grounds at the 
MBC Alumnae House. Laura Catching Alexander 
'7 1 and Crista R. Cabc, director of advancement 
services, supcr\'ised the landscaping project. 

JULEPS & TULIPS 
IN RICHMOND 

The Richmond Chapter's annual event held 
each year around Virginia's Garden Week started 
with a house/garden tour, a luncheon at Margie 
Woodson Nea's, and a lively cocktail party at The 
Windsor House. Despite the rain, I7.S alumnae and 
friends attended and were given the special treat of 
hearing our student a cappella group Baldwin 
Charm! 



MEMPHIS 
IN MARCH 

Trustee Harry Welllord and President Tyson were honored 
guests at a well-attended luncheon hosted by Page Price Lewis '72 
in her exquisite home. Harriet Runkle, director of admissions vol- 
unteers, organized this successful event in her hometown. 

LITTLE ROCK 
IN MARCH 

Libby Darwin Grobniyer '72 held a luncheon for President 
Tyson a block away from the Little Rock Country Club where 
Presidential Candidate Hill Clinton was enjoying a game of golf. 
(Rumor has it that Libby's husband was playing golf with the presi- 
dential hopeful!) Helen Downie Harrison '64 hosted the luncheon 
with Libby. Trustee Peggy Anderson Carr '67 Hew in from Dallas. 
B J. McClimans Moses '71 and Laura Catching Alexander '71 also 
had a great visit. 

PAT MENK SWEEPS TEXAS 

Dr. Patricia Menk delighted her listeners, as usual, at the .Sunset 
Room in Houston and again at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, in 
March. Houston Chapter President Sue Lollis and Austin Chair 
Valerie Wenger put together these well-received events. 

HIGH TEA 
IN DALLAS 

Caroline Rose Hunt '4.'^ hosted a Sesquicentennial Tea for aUini- 
nae and incoming freshmen at Lady Primrose's. Thirty-one 
alumnae and guests enjoyed the elegant ambiance at the Crcsent 
Court. 




Peggy Anderson Carr '67, Caroline Rose Hunt '43, 
Margaret Hunt Hill '37 at Lady Primrose's Crescent Court 
Tearoom In Dallas, Texas. 



STAUNTONAVAYNESBORO/ 
AUGUSTA COUNTY 
HAM & JAM LUNCHEON 

A recent luncheon at the Waynesboro Country Club featured 
special guests Dean Emerita Martha Grafton and Faculty Emeritus 
Dr. Thomas Grafton as well as a number of "golden girls" from 
Sunnyside Retirement Home. Mrs. Grafton reminisced about the 
College's Centennial. College Librarian and Sesquicentennial 
Chair Bill Pollard spoke about the celebratory events planned for 
October '92. 



Class Notes 



'21 

MARY BIEDLER Finer and her husband, Joe, of Davidson, NC, are enjoy- 
ing retirement at The Pines near Davidson College. MARY KATHLEEN 
(KATIE) REAGAN '89 of Richmond, VA, has kept Mary in touch with 
Mary Baldwin. 

'32 

JOSEPHINE HUTCHESON Magnifico of Farmville, VA, wrote that she is 
proud to be a graduate of Mary Baldwin College. 

'34 

VIRGINIA LYON Johnson of Delray Beach, FL, wrote that in 1930 she 
climbed 1,000 steps to her Upper Level Hill Top bedroom. Sixty-two years 
later she cannot find the hill. Upon reaching 70 she learned to ride her bike, 
"no hands," and upon reaching 80 she uses handle-bar tiger-grip paste. On 
her 25th wedding anniversary, she wore her white satin wedding dress, en- 
hanced with a pearl clip. On her 5Sth wedding anniversary, she wore the 
pearl clip. 

'35 

MARTHA LOGAN Crissman moved to a retirement home in Hilton Head, 
SC. Martha has three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters. 

'36 

SARAH (DUDLEY) WHITMORE Ricks of Baton Rouge, LA. and her 
husband, George, are caring for their grandsons Andrew and Lee this sum- 
mer. Their daughter, NORWOOD RICKS Strasburger '75, of Spartanburg, 
SC, is in charge of the Club and Youth Program in Montreal, Canada. 

'38 

MAY McCALL is staying busy in Savannah, GA. 

MARION HARTLEY Todd of Si. Simons Island, GA, wrote that she and 

her husband construct crossword puzzles for a local newspaper two times a 

month. 

RUTH GALEY Welliver of Columbia, MO, her husband, Warren, and their 

family spent last Christmas in Jupiter, FL. Ruth and Warren visited cousins 

in Key West, FL, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

LELIA HUYETT White of Perry, NY, loves to ski, ride horses, and travel. 

She spent the month of March in Daytona and Ft. Myers, FL. 

'39 

HAZEL NELLE ASTIN Nelson of San Antonio, TX, wrote that five of her 
eight grandchildren have graduated from college. 

'40 

JEAN BAUM Mair of Blwimfield, CT, visited Iceland, Denmark, Ireland, 
and Czechoslovakia last year. 

'41 

MARTHA FARMER Chapman of Dothan, AL, says she enjoyed being a 
class agent. She had many letters and calls from her former classmates. 
VIR(;iNIA CHARLES Lyie of Churchville, VA, enjoys being on the Val- 
ley Conijiiunity Services Board, working in church, and politics. She has 10 
grandchildren who live nearby. 

'42 

ANITA FALLS Pharr of Saint Petersburg, FL. was unable to attend her 
50lh class reunion since she was celebrating her 50lh wedding anniversary at 
the same time! 



'43 

BETTE CROSSWHITE Overton and her husband. Allen, are enjoying re- 
tirement in Front Royal, VA. One daughter lives nearby, one in Minneapolis, 
MN, and their son and his family live in California. 
IRMA (SALLY) SALINAS Rocha of San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo 
Leon, Mexico, wrote that her life has been as enriching and exciting as a 
novel. She has eight children and 28 grandchildren. 
RUTH PETERS Sproul of Staunton. VA, wrote that she feels lucky to be 
able to attend Homecoming every year. She and her husband, Erskine, are in 
good health and play tennis twice a week. She also enjoys being involved 
with the community, church, and family, which includes seven grandchil- 
dren. 

'44 

LAURA McMANAWAY Andrews of Auburn. WA. wrote that she cel- 
ebrated her 40lh wedding anniversary by taking a three-week Elderhostel to 
Limerick, Ireland, London, Glasgow, and Holland. 

MARY DALE LOTT Wilson of Columbia. SC, has 11 grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild. She said that retirement is not what she expected it to 
be, ". . .it's busier, but fun." 

'44 

MARGARET (PEG) CREEL Miniclier is a volunteer at a thrift shop in 
Longwood, FL. The shop supports Hospice House, a home for the terminally 
ill. Peg is also busy with miniatures, stamps, golf, and grandchildren. 

'47 

MYRNA WILLIAMS Vest of Wilmington, DE, had a wonderful visit with 
LYNNE McNEW Smart and Buck of Pine Bluff, AR, HARRIETTE 
CLARKE Thorne and Bill of Darien, CT, and ANNE EARLY Pettus and 

Reg of Kcysville, VA. Myrna's husband, Jim, retired from DuPont in 1991. 

'48 

JEAN DOROTHY WALLACE Blount of Irmo, SC, became the first 
woman to be named Humanitarian of the Year by the United Way of Mid- 
lands. Jean is a veteran of 32 years of community service that includes volun- 
teer work with the Congaree Girl Scouts, the United Way, Central Carolina 
Community Foundation, Council on Child Abuse and Neglect. Midlands 
Technical Education Foundation, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. 
MARGARET (MAGGIE) CLARKE Kirk of Dunedin, FL, wrote that her 
husband, Terrell, retired from the Episcopal clergy. They spent some time in 
the mountains of North Carolina and had a mini-reunion with EMILY 
0(;BURN Doak '49 of Greeneville, TN, and CAROLYN HORTON 
Rogers '49 of I.eesburg, VA, and their husbands. 

MARTHA ANNE (MOPSY) POOL Page of Staunton, VA, and her hus- 
band, Gordon, enjoyed having the Class of '72 at their home for the class 
party during Homecoming '92. 

JANEY MARTIN Tanner of Birmingham, AL, spent January in Florida. 
She and her husband play a lot of golf and are "sneaking up" on retirement. 

'49 

MARGARET ANN NEWMAN Avent and her husband. Lawrence, enjoy 

living in Greensboro, NC, and spend as much time as possible with their four 

grandchildren. 

(JWENDOLYN ((;WEN) AUSTIN Brammer of Highlands. NC, wrote 

that her daughter, KAREN AUSTIN '72, visits often from Los Angeles, CA. 

Her daughter, Leah Long, resides in Atlanta. GA. 

'50 

MARILYN SIMPSON Williams of Montgomery. AL, had three grandchil- 



drcn born in 1991. She and her husband, Benjamin, traveled to Germany for 
a WWII reunion. They also visited Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Hol- 
land. 

'51 

ANN HEFNER Lucy of Dallas, TX, wrote that one daughter, Anita Locy 
Johnson, and her husband are in Houston. Her daughter Ellen is an actress in 
Dallas. 



'63 

NANCY BLOOD Ferguson of Ashcville, NC, traveled to China. Her oldest 
son John is in Scotland, her daughter Ashley lives in Atlanta, and son Craig 
is in the fifth grade. 

NANCY ELY Wright of Roswell, NM, wrote that she was diagnosed with 
multiple sclerosis 10 years ago. She is confined to a wheelchair but stays as 
active as possible with family and friends. Nancy has two grandchildren, Jus- 
tin, 2, and Dylan, 6 months. 



'52 

ERLINE (ENNIE) CRIFFIN Eason of Midlothian, VA, planned to attend 
her reunion along with ALICE BAIJ^ Watts of San Antonio, TX. 

'54 

VIRGINIA (GIG) EVERSOLE Herdman of Houston, TX, went to the 
Netherlands in April for the flower garden shows. Last year Gig had a great 
visit with JOAN DAVENPORT Haydon of San Angelo, TX. 

'58 

SHEFFIELD LANDER Owings of Little Rock, AR, leaches high schtxii 
history. She won the Stephens Award for outstanding teaching. Her daughter, 
Sheffield, and husband, David, have two daughters. Her son Dodson was 
married in May, and son Drew is a restaurant manager. 

'59 

JANE REID Cunningham of Roanoke. VA, has three grandchildren, one 
daughter just married, and one daughter graduating from college. 
ELIZABETH (ELIZA) WILLIAMS Hoover of Mt Crawford, VA, wrote 
that she left her law practice in January, 1992. She went to southern France to 
decide what her next career move might be, 

LOUISA (LOU) JONES Painter of Harrisonburg, VA, continues to teach at 
Hunter McGuire School in Verona, VA, while working on a counseling de- 
gree at James Madi.son University. Her son. Will, graduated from Trinity 
University in San Antonio in May, and her daughter, Beth, is working on a 
master's degree in counselor education at the University of Iowa. 
SANDRA ESQUIVEL Snyder and her husband. Bill, of Dallas, TX, cel- 
ebrated their .^Oth wedding anniversary. Sandra spends her time serving on 
the local .school board and the University of Texas Development Board Her 
son Hd graduated from Wake Forest University in May, and her son Will will 
graduate from the University of Texas I jw School in December. 

'60 

ANN BALLARD Van Eman is helping her husband, Glenn, a financial con- 
sultant, to remodel their home in Houston. TX. Their daughter Allison is em- 
ployed by Greystone Property Management, and their daugher Laura is em- 
ployed by Eiseman. Johns, and Laws, an advertising firm. 
SALLY CULLUM Holmes of Dallas, TX, visited her MBC roommate 
Anne Miller Barrett in Washington D.C. Sally has three .sons and a grand- 
daughter. 

'62 

ELIZABETH (BETSY) SCOTT Featherstone's oldest daughter was mar- 
ried last summer. Elizabeth lives in Richmond, VA, with her two other chil- 
dren who are in high school and active in hiKkey, football, soccer, and la- 
crosse. 

MARY ANNE GILBER T Kohn of Birmingham. AL, loves her role as an 
"emerging artist" and has been in a few local shows. She volunteers her time 
and teaches art to emolionally disturbed children. 

SHIRLEY FILE Robbins of Richmond, VA, is in the book business, look- 
ing for scarce, out-of-print, and rare books, 

JUDITH (JUDY) RICHARDSON Strickland of Martinsville, VA, was un- 
able to attend her .^Olh reunion at Homecoming '92 because her daughter 
graduated from Converse College the same weekend. 
EUGENIA (WOO) McCUEN Thomason and her husband. Bill, have re- 
turned to their "root.s" and are living in England. Their son William married 
in April, 1991, and son David graduated from Hampdcn-Sydney College in 
May, 1991. 



'64 

IRIS HARDING Belling of Rosewell. GA, has two daughters in college. 
MARGARET COLE Chappell of Richmond. VA, is a business communi- 
cations consultant and operates Positive Communications. 
JACQUELINE (JACKIE) RIDDLE Davidson of Richmond, VA, is em- 
ployed by Beale, Balfour, Davidson, Etherington & Parks, P.C. 
NANCY ROWE Hull moved to Columbus, NC, where she still works in the 
mail order/publishing business. 

'65 

JEAN MCCAULEY Bennett of Lincroft. NJ, wrote that both of her chil- 
dren are grown and one is in law school in Washington. U.C. 
JANICE (JAN) JONES Collins of Hickory. NC. wrote that her son. 1^-, is 
a first lieulcnanl USAF instructor pilot at l.aughlin AFB, TX. Her daughter, 
Linda, is a dean's list student at Appalachian Stale University. 
RANDI NYMAN Halsell of Dallas. TX, is the chairman of the Board of Di- 
rectors for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Her husband, ¥A- 
ward, is a financial consultant at Merrill-Lynch. Inc 

CORNELIA (ANNE) JACKSON McAllister of Arlington, VA, wrote that 
she continues to be involved in community and volunteer work. Her husband 
practices law in Northern Virginia. 

MARGARET GUNTER Riddle of Asheville, NC, wrote that she had 
shoulder surgery in January and is slowly recovering. Her husband, Joe, is 
enjoying retirement. 
JOAN CRITCHLEY Shappley of Greenville, NC. has four daughters. 

'66 

JANET (JAN) WHITE Campbell of Trevell, ME, wrote that her daughter, 
Cathy, is a freshman at Hampshire College. 

SANDRA ZEESE DriscnII of Bellcvuc. WA, serves as development director 
lo the American Cancer Society league She visited SUSAN MULFORD 
(Jantly of Sands Point, NY, in New York City in November. 1991 
PATRICIA (PATTI) BILBO Hamp of Prudenville, MI, wrote that her 
sons, Bryan and Eric, surprised Tara Campbell, daughter of ROBERTA 
(ROBBIE) LONG Campbell of Malvern, PA, when they attended a Iwlball 
game at Michigan State University. 

ANN MORGAN Vickery of Vienna. VA. serves on the executive commit- 
tee al her law firm, and she is the first woman ever elected. She has two boys, 
ages 8 and 1 1 . 

'67 

WINTON (WINNIE) MATHER Doherty lives in Haverford, PA Wmnie 
is active as a volunteer for the liKal hospital, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and 
the Philadelphia Antiques Show, and also president of the Parents Associa- 
tion at Episcopal Academy, her daughter's school 

ELLEN ANDERSON Hill of Virginia Beach. VA. wrote that she completed 
her maslers degree in May of 1992. and SHIRLEY (ANNE) HERNDON 
'67 of Winston-Salem. NC, visited in the summer of 1991 . 

'68 

JANET (JAN) STOFFKl. Mimahan ol Denver. CO. is supcr\isor for the 
microbiology at University Hospital She hopes to complete her M.S. in pub- 
lic health in August, 1992. Her husband, Mike, teaches at the University of 
Denver and her son. Bill, is a sophomore in high school. 
MARTHA (MARTY) HOWARD Patten of Newport News, VA, is on the 
board of Virginia lawyers Auxiliary and volunteers for activities for law-rc- 
latcd education. 

DEBORAH ROULHAC PoitevenI of New Orleans, LA, » rote that she is 
happy w ilh the direction of MBC. She has two children, Fjds and Evelyn. 




GAIL MCLENNAN King '69, 

Is shown with her second 

turkey, shot after opening 

day at Big Oak Plantation — 

King's farm In Coneta 

County, GA. The turkey 

weighed 18 lbs. with a 10 Vj" 

beard and IV " spurs. 



TEMPE GRANT Thomas of Bethesda, MD, wrote that she works two part- 
lime jobs, leaching nursery school and directing the after-school program. 
She has two daughters ages 8 and 12. 

RAY CASTLES Uttenhove of Atlanta, GA, has been elected for a 5-year 
term to MBC's Board of Trustees. 

'69 

ABIGAIL (GAIL) ROBINSON Coppock of Mansfield. OH, wrote that she 
enjoys teaching calligraphy at Mansfield Art Center. She recently had a solo 
exhibit of watercolors in her hometown of Lexington. VA. 
MARTHA H. FOWLER lives and works at HCC Unitarian Universalisl 
Retreat in Highlands. NC. She works with guest relations and eldcrho.stel. 
TIA NOLAN Roddy of New Orleans. LA, was appointed to the Louisiana 
film and video commission. Tia's son graduated from SMU in May. 1991, 
and her daughter is a junior in college. 

'70 

MARY ELIZABETH (MIZZA) SAUNDERS Conwell moved to Ander- 
son, SC, after 10 years in New York. Her son Gary is 3, and daughter Libby 
is 1. 

SALLY DILLARD Hauptfuhrer of Atlanta, GA, wrote that her brother-in- 
law is running for the U.S. Congress from Northern Virginia. 
LOUISE PARMELEE Sylvester works as a fundraiser for the United Way 
in Allenlown, PA. Her son Nathan is 15, and daughter Kate is 12. 

'71 

CATHYE DABNEY Edwards and her husband, John, of Roanoke, VA, 
spent the spring of '92 working to place John's name on the ballot for Con- 
gress in Virginia. 

CLAUDIA WITHER Fahrner of Hunlsville, AL, her husband Don, and 
Iheir three children. Mall, Catie, and Kirslen, arc excited that they are going 
10 Heidelberg, Germany for Iwo years. Claudia will be working there as an 
opcralions research analyst for the U.S. Army. 

MELISSA WIMBISH Ferrell conlinues lo work for a ma.ster's degree in 
social work and a certificate in aging studies al Virginia Commonwealth Uni- 
versity in Richmiind, VA. 

DEE BOWMAN HaKKard lives in Housion, TX. Her oklesl son Travis will 
attend Dartmouth College. 

'72 

KAREN AUSTIN of l,os Angeles, CA, was a semi-regular on llie lelevision 
show Ihe 'Trials of Rosie O'Neal" last season. 

VIR(;iNIA ((;iNI) MASTERS Fleishman enjoys farm life in Hklen, NC. 
Her oldest daughter Ixonic is a senior, and Gini hopes she will become an 
MBC legacy. 

.JANIE DAVIS FInurnoy is director of public relations and an MBA candi- 
date from Cenleiiary College in Shrevcport, I.A, and also a freelance wriler 
of personality profiles. Janie and her daughler Millie visiled MBC in Novem- 
ber, 1991. Janic rtincmbered her grandmolher, EVE MILLER Davis '03, 



and sister ERICA DAVIS Wilkerson '70 of Dallas, TX, who died in De- 
cember. 1991. 

KATHLEEN (KATHY) MADIGAN Muehlman of Charleston, WV, sold 
her business and as of January 1, 1992, has "retired." 
KAREN SEARLE Snyder teaches preschool to handicapped children in Al- 
exandria, VA. She has two children, Rebecca 13, and Brant 10. 
JANN MALONE Steele and her husband Mike live in Richmond, VA. Jann 
is a feature columnist for The Richmond Times-Dispatch, writing three col- 
umns a week-one about food and two about lifestyle topics. Mike is assistant 
managing editor for night news at The Richmond Times-Dispatch. 

'73 

CATHERINE HOOD Kennedy of Columbia, SC, wrote that her husband. 
Rick, finished medical school last year and is doing his residency at Richland 
Memorial Hospital in Columbia. 

MARY HOTCHKISS Leavell nins a log cabin bed-and-breakfast in 
Charloltesville. VA. Her husband, Byrd, has a busy downtown medical prac- 
tice. 

LINDA FORBES Riley teaches third grade at Sullins Academy, which her 
MBC roommate LINDA THORN ABELE attended as a freshman. 
BARBARA KNISELY Roberts of Burlington, NC. has been elected to a 4- 
year term to MBC's Board of Trustees. 

DONNA (SARAH) SHANKLIN lives in New York, NY, works in research 
and development for Bergdorf and Goodman Department Store, and studies 
French and yoga. She recently visited with JEAN CARTWRIGHT 
Copeland, her husband Doug, and iheir new baby. 

'74 

BRIDGET ANNE RYAN Baird and her husband, Renfro, live in 
Morristown, TN. Bridget is manager of customer support and information 
services for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Her husband is an attorney. 
NANCY NODINE Robinson recently relumed lo work as a microbiologist 
in Montgomery. AL. after a twelve-year leave to raise her children. 
BARBARA MITCHELL Sample lives in Fort Worth. TX. Her husband is 
an accountant with a Texas-New Mexico power company. Their daughter 
Emily is two years old. 

MARJORIE JUSTINE Widener is a health care consultant in Chicago, IL. 
Marjorie has two children. 

'75 

HOLLIS GROPPE Crow of San Antonio, TX, works as a special education 
teacher and her husband, Robert, is a car dealer. 

SHARON KEYS Seal is director of operations at a large nondenominational 
church in Baltimore, MD. Her husband owns a consulting firm, and their 
boys are 8 and 10. 

SUSAN LYNNE WILLIAMS of Richmond, VA, wrote that after 16 years 
in banking, she is the financial manager for R.M. Harrison Mechanical Cor- 
poration. 

'76 

SUSAN THOMAS Bowers and her husband. Ford, are in medical practice 
logcther in Chapin, SC. Susan works part-lime in Ihe office and full-lime al 
home caring for three boys. 

PATRICIA TUGGLE Collins of Midlothian, VA, leaches part lime al a lo- 
cal college. Patricia wrote thai "being back home in Richmond after husband 
Tom's death is good for us." Maggie is 4, Tom is 6, and Jen is 1 1 . 
KATHRYN LEE Kemp of Milford, Ml, and her autistic son were featured 
on a lelevision program explaining a new method of communication called 
"lacililalion." 

CAROL (LYNN) HOWARD Lawrence and her family enjoy living in 
Porlsnioulh, VA. Lynn is busy with Junior League, with PTA as a resource 
mother for pregiianl leens, and with her calligraphy business. Her husband, 
Bob, enjoys his work al Trinity Episcopal Church, The boys, 10 and 7, arc 
cxcclleni sludenls and active in scouts, music and sports. 
MARY ANN Naber of Walerfoid, VA, works as an architectural historian 
for Ihe Advisory Council on Hi.storic Preservation. 

'77 

SHERRY BASSETI" Brooks and her husband, Ryland, have completed 
Iheir new home in Suminerfield, NC. They own Iwo travel agencies: Profcs- 



sional Travel in Rden, NC. and Seven Seas Cruises and Travel in High Point. 
NC. Tliey have Iwo daughlers; Blair, 7, and I,ori, 3. 

REBECCA REGAN Keever, her husband. Joseph, and new daughler. Vir- 
ginia Grace, live in Norfolk. VA. Rebecca compleled her masler of science in 
psychology in May. 1991. and is an adminislralive analyst for the Virginia 
Beach Department of Social Services. 

'78 

CAROL (GAPPY) PAUL Powell lives in Kansas City, MO and has two 
sons. Robert and Henry. 

'79 

TERRY HALL of Chrisliansburg. VA. has been the publisher of the Brywi- 
College Station Eagle newspaper since July. 1991 . 

NANCY DANA Theus of Columbia. SC. attended the wedding of ELIZA- 
BETH "BJ." FELTON to Bill DeGolian in Boston in November. 1991. 

'80 

AMY ADKINS Augustine leaches school at St. Catherine's School in Rich- 
mond. VA. She wrote that, "it is great to be part of a single-sex educational 
experience again." 

ALISE LEARNED Mahr of Elmira, NY, is consulting with Welfare Re- 
search Inc.. in Albany, NY, and working on the termination of the Parental 
Rights Commission 

TRUEHEART (TRUDY) CASKIE Porter, CARY EDEL Nichols, 
LYNDA HARRISON Meredith. PAGE THORNHILL Dickerson of 
Richmond. VA. and SUZIE KLECK of Atlanta. GA. met at MARGARET 
CHAPMAN Jackson's home in Charlotte, NC, in March, 1992. for a mini- 
reunion. 

SUSAN WALKER Scnia and her husband. George, have moved from Ar- 
lington. VA. to Potomac. MD 

MARTHA (MANDY) AMANDA BURRUS Talaat and her husband. 
Kelly, live in San Antonio, TX. Kelly graduated from the University of 
Texas at San Antonio in December, 1991, with a master's degree in business 
administration. Mandy and SUSAN WALKER Scola had a get-together at 
Susan's new home in Potomac, MD. Mandy and VALERIE WENGER '81 
of Austin, TX collaborated on a legal seminar for bankers 

'81 

LEIGH WILLIAMS Greer of Norfolk, VA. has two daughlers; Margaret. 
2, and Elizabeth. .3. Leigh teaches Iwo-year-olds at a local preschool. 
GRACE GUMMING JONES Long (ADP) of Madison. NJ. is leaching 
part-time at New York Theological Seminary and Drew University. She had 
a book accepted for publication by Westminster Press and docs research and 
writing on health care issues for New Jersey Medical .School. 
ELIZABETH (BETSY) GATES Moore of Petersburg. VA. planned a 
mini-reunion for the Class of 19X1 at Stingray Point. VA 
ELIZABETH CARY NASH is running her business, "19 Petticoat Row," 
on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts and using her maiden name again. Lisa 
keeps in touch with BRENDA HAGG of Lake Helen, FL, and VIGKI 
COLLINS Squires '82 of London. England. 

PAMELA GAIL POPE of Washington. DC, is a legislative assistant to the 
Honorable James E. Nathanson. Councilmember. District of Columbia. Pam 
is primarily responsible for labor law and related issues. 
VALERIE WENGER is practicing law in Austin. TX. Her sister CHAR- 
LOTTE VVEN(;ER '83 of San Antonio, TX. compleled a l(X)-mile bike 
race in Tyler, TX. Valerie recently organized a luncheon for l)r I'alrici.i 
Menk al the Four Seasons Hotel 

'82 

JOY DENISE BREED wrote that she moved to San Francisco. CA. two 
years ago and loves it. She works as a .senior systems specialist 
SUSAN MITCHELL WILSON Clark is married and has two children, 
four-year-old Mitchell and two-year-old Ashton. She is director of Victim 
Witness Program in Lynchburg, VA. 

AMELIA (ANNE) DARBY Parker, her husband. Scott, and two sons 
Christopher and Darby, live in Cambridge. MA Anne is a photographer and 
is working on a master's degree in liberal arts al Harvard F^xlension. She re- 
cenllv ran in the Boston Marathon. 



PAMELA (PAM) STEVENS Rose of Little Rock. AR, has been elected to 
a five-year term on MBC's Board of Trustees. 

'83 

LAURA KIMBERLY HOLLIS of Alexandria. VA. wrote that she planned 

to be married in July. 1992. to Peter Terry. 

CAROLYN ENOCHS Mance and her husband, Terry, live in Dublin, OH. 

Terry is a quality manager for Ashland Chemical, a subsidiary of Ashland 

Oil. Carolyn is a sales representative for O.C. Tanner. 

GEORGIANNE MILLER Mitchell of Bowie. MD, and her husband. John. 

enjoy their summer home at Lake Anna. They have three children, Matthew 

4. John 2, and Mary, 1. 

'84 

RENEE WADE Grissey and her husband, Charles, live in the Rorida Keys 

and have been married for seven years. 

MARGARET (MARGEE) TROUTMAN Grover has been named the 

1991 Outstanding Information Security Specialist for the Third Air Force. 

•She lives in England. 

SHELIA JEAN KENDRICK received her MD from the Medical College 

of Virginia in Richmond. VA. in May. 1991 Shelia and her husband. Daniel 

Caloras, arc resident physicians at Shadysidc Hospital in Pittsburg. PA. 

RENEE ELLEN OLANDER of Virginia Beach. VA. was Chair of the 1991 

National Women's Political Caucus in the Second Congressional District. 

She teaches English at Old Dominion University. Renee is married to Dudley 

Watson. 

JENNIFER LAMBERT Sisk. her hu.sband Geoff, and two children, Blakely 

and Peter, live in Richmond. VA. 

JOANNA CAMPBELL Swanson and her husband, Franklin, live in Chapel 

Hill. NC Franklin is an architect and Joanna is a research analyst for the 

United States Environmental Protection Agency. 

'85 

KELLY ELIZABETH ANDREWS is a clinical research coordinator for 

the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. TX. 

AUDREY (AUDI) BONDURANT Barlow and her husband. Cricket, live in 
Harrisonburg, VA. Audi is an admissions counselor al James Madi.son Uni- 
versity. 

'86 

CAROL LEIGH BELOTE recently graduated from the Coast Guard Re- 
cruit Training Center in Cape May. NJ 

JOCELYN MARIE CASSIDY of Frederick. MD. is a claims representative 
for State Harm Insurance Company. 

SEIKO MARUO Sogawa and her husband. Dai, live in Tokyo, Japan. Seiko 
has been summarizing, in Japanese. "World News Tonight" with Peter 
Jennings. Her husband is overseas ccxirdinator for SPAZIO, a design com- 
pany. Dai submitted his cartoons to various competitions and won first place 
in Okayama. 

'87 

MARY (CHESS) CHESTNUT DONALD of Chicago. IL. recently was 
promoted to coordinator of prixluction ser\'ices for AT. Kearney, manage- 
ment consultant 

KRISTEN KERR^' SVOBODA is a paralegal at Williams. Mullen. Chris- 
tian & Dobbins in Richmond. VA. She enjoys fishing, scuba diving, antique 
shows and auctions 

CLAIRE YVONNE Williams and her husband. Chris, moved to Richmond, 
VA Chris started his own company, Harris, Williams & Company, and 
Claire transferred with her company, Adia Personnel Services. 

'88 

HEATHER DURHAM is living in Madrid. Spain and planning to attend 
graduate school in international management in the fall of 1992 
ELEANOR MCCLENDON Hall and her husband live in Shrevepon. LA. 
while he is working on his master's degree in business administration at 
Tulane. F^leanor completed her master's degree in interior design and is an 
interior designer at Jacqueline Vance Oriental Rugs 
BESS GHLGREN-Mlller has moved to Milwaukee. WI, from Cleveland, 



OH. Bess is working for Laura Ashley. Inc. 

MELISSA MITCHELL of Danville, VA. is teaching Spanish at Barllett- 
Yancey High School in Yanceyville, NC. 

SUSAN (CEA CEA) MUSSER of New Orleans, LA, met the man of her 
dreams at a conference in San Francisco, CA. 

B.ARB.\R.A WEAKS Sutton, her husband, Matthew, and son, Justin, live in 
Yuma, .\Z. Barbara, her husband and son met with CAROLYN HALL '87 
of Honolulu, HI. and PAULA SRIGLEY Colman and her husband, 
Howard, of Saint Louis, MO. at the home of Paula's father in Garden Grove, 
CA. Barbara and CEA CEA MUSSER '87 visited in San Diego, CA, and in 
Yuma, AZ. 

LISA DRESSLER Walrod of Fayetteville, NC, was awarded the Belk- 
Howard Group Silver Achievement Award for 1991 for superior performance 
in all aspects of the job. Lisa met MARY CHESS DONALD '87 of Chi- 
cago. IL. in Hampton. VA. to see the U2 concert and lunched with 
SUZANNE (SUZ) LOCHNER of Staunton. VA. 
EDWIN M. EAGLE (ADP) is a student at the University of Pittsburg. 
DORIS (BETH) ELIZABETH Payne of Crozet, VA, teaches 3rd grade in 
Charlottesville. VA. Her husband is a campus minister at Intervarsity Chris- 
tian Fellowship. UVA. 

'89 

COURTNEY VVTTMER BELL is a commercial real estate leasing agent for 

Ma.\well Properties. Inc.. in Atlanta. GA. 

DIANE ELIZABETH HERRON of Webster. TX, wrote that she received 

her master's degree. She is working for Dester Energy and is planning her 

wedding for Christmas, 1992. 

HOLLY ANN HUNNICUTT is an assistant interior designer with Robb & 

Stucky in Tampa. PL. Holly's sister MELINDA HUNNICUTT graduated 

from MBC in May. 

JENNIFER LUTMAN (PEG) is a second-year graduate student in English 

and teaches freshman composition at the University of Illinois in Champaign. 

IL. 



AMY GUPTON Nelson and her husband. Rick, have completed their new 
home on Buggs Island Lake in Clarksville, VA. 

SHELBY SCOTT POWELL is a paralegal with Warner. Mayoue & Bates 
in Atlanta, GA. 

'90 

DENISE ARLENE LOCKETT of Raleigh, NC, is a candidate for a 
master's degree in English from North Carolina State University. 
ERIN PATRICIA MURRAY (PEG) is a technician for the Montana Eye 
Bank and an occupational health physician in Mis.soula, MT. 

'91 

ELIZABETH (BETSY) LEE BAKER of Richmond, VA, works for Health 
South as a marketing representative for the Sports Medicine Institute. 
JANE GARY GATEWOOD (ADP) of Scoltsville, VA, is a graduate stu- 
dent at VCU School of Social Work. 

NICOLA-DESHA PRASHAD of McU-an, VA, graduated from Marymount 
University with a master's degree in psychological services. 
DIANA BALLARD (PEG) continues to teach English in Japan. 
KATE ELIZABETH SHUNNEY'S (PEG) article on her trip to Ireland was 
reprinted in Free Spirit, an award-winning national educational newsletter. 
Kate also placed two poems in Wonnwood, a literary magazine published in 
Wilmington, NC. 

AMY ELIZABETH TUNSTALL of Radford, VA, is doing graduate work 
in student personnel administration in higher education at Radford Univer- 
sity. 

LANE ANDREA TYREE works as a child care worker at Virginia Baptist 
Children's Home in Salem, VA. 



Left: Susan Wilson 

Boydoh '89 and Robert E. 

Boydoh, Jr. (Hampden- 

Sydney College '88 and 

Wake Forest University 

School of Law '91) of 

Greensboro, NC. Right: 

Ellis "Beaufa '■ Herbert 

Britton '87 and William 

■Bubba" Britton (Virginia 

Polytechnic Institute) of 

RIchnnond, VA. 




Marriages 



What A Small World! 



DAWN KATHLEEN MARTIN '82 to Brian K. 
Blankinship, April 18, 1992 

MARIAN ELIZABETH VENEY '82 to John 

Muocgbunam Okoye, January 28, 1992 

CHRISTINE LYNN CAMPBELL '84 to Pedro 
Mcirelles 

SHEILA JEAN KENDRICK '84 to Daniel Coloras, 
June 2, 1992 

SHELBY (MISSY) PRICE '87 to Vemon M. Dukes 

MONIQUE (MO) DOUTRE '88 lo Jeff Clark, July 
1.1, 1990 

ANGELA KATHERINE FAVATA '89 lo Robert C. 
Week, December 28, 1992 

KELLY GARRETT '89 to Keith D. Abbott '89, 
March 21, 1992 



Both Susan Wilson '89 and Beaufa Herbert '87 were married on March 28, 1992. They were 
friends at Mary Baldwin, and both lived on Spencer .3 one year, but Ihcy had not kept in touch. 

So, what a small world lo find a Mary Baldwin alumna silting acro.ss from you al hreaklasl on 
the third day of your honeymoon. . deep in the Caribbean, at that. 

Both couples honeymooned at a resort in St Lucia, and, as it ended up, Ihey had been placed 
in rooms next door to each other! 



Mary Latimer Co rJn^r, professor ementa of 

speech and drama, died Friday, May 1 . 1992 al her home in Fairfax, 
VA. She began a long asstxrialion wilh Mary Baldwin College in 1933. 

I— >.-.^^^^« when she joined ihe faculty as a speech and drama instructor. She 

# *JSP^^V> taught speech and drama at MBC for 1 2 years before joining the fac- 

If^^, j^ ^HI^J^HII "''y "^ Madison College, now JMU. She is survived by her close friend 

~*^ ^tSS^KI ''"'' companion. Pat Bowers. 

^ J^^^^Kf Dr. Cordner's career encompassed many firsts for women in the 

. -^^ J^H^^^^ field of academic theatre. She was the first woman to hold the position 

\ „^^^^^^g of theatre director at both the University of Wyoming and Madison 

^^^Hj^^^ Canadian by birth, Dr. Cordner was bom in Ridgelown, Ontario, 

* ^^P^^^, September. 17. 1895. She attended Ihe famed Curry School of Expres- 

^ ^^^^^^^ sion in Boston and the University of London. Hngland. She received 

^^^^^^ll^ both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Ihe University of Wisconsin. 

^^^^^^^^^^^ Dr. Cordner's teaching career lasted over two decades. She taught 

al a number of colleges, including the University of Wyoming, the 
University of Wisconsin. Baylor College in Texas, Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege, and Madison College. 

A successful actress and lecturer. Dr. Cordner was married to actor 
Blaine Cordner in 196.5. After her husband's death in 1971, she moved 
to Fairfax, VA. She was a charier member of the Virginia Speech Communication Association and served as president of the 
Texas Speech Association. She was a member of Pi Lambda Thela and the Beta Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was 
a member of the Wisconsin Players and toured the United Stales with her comic show "Platfonn Personalities." 

Donations may be made to the Mary Latimer Cordner Scholarship Fund, Attn: Crista Cabe, Development Office, Mary- 
Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401. 




Births 



Deaths 



CAROLINE (NENIE) DIXON Bartman '72 and Thomas: a daughter. Jane 
Watkins Dixon 



MARIAN STANLE'V Moore '76-recently inducted into MBC's chapter of 
Omnicron Delta Kappa. 



JUDY STOUALL Boland '74 and J. William: a son. John Lawrence. July 
21. 1990 

ANNE CARY HALL Allen '78: a son. Dall Hall. August 9, 1991 

KATHY BAI.LEW Bowtn ■7X and John: a boy. James Johnson. September 
14. 1991 

AUDREY ANDREWS Oddi 'XO and Steve: a daughter, Charlotte Prcslon 

CAROL LYNNE WYDA Warren '80 and Rick: a daughter. Olivia Rayne. 
February 29, 1992 

ANNE BROYLES Proctor '8.1 and David: a son. Burns McNeil, November 
27, 1991 

.lULlE SLAVIK Budnik '84 and Thomas: a girl. Jordan Veronica. January 
17. 1992 

CLARE WOLFFE Carter '85 and Scott: a daughter, Kathleen Clare. De- 
cember, 1991 

LAURA MARTIN Davis '84 and Curt: a girl. Kinily Grace 

AUDI BONDURANT Barlow '85 and George (Cricket): a girl, Sarah 
Rebecca 

LYNN DINOFR Edmonds '8(i and Dean: a boy. Dean Monroe. December 
\b. 1991 

ANN FILIPOWICZ Blotner '82 and Richard: a girl, Stephanie Ann. May 
9, 1992 



EUCENIA SPROUL May '20, February. 1992 
MARY QUARLES Whitehurst '2.5, February. 1992 
LUCY JO DAVIS Burnett '33, 1991 
LUCY RHODES Irvine '35, March. 1992 
ERICA DAVIS Wilkerson '70, December. 1991 



Class Notes is compiled and written by 
the staff of the Alumnae Office. While great 
care is taken to ensure the accuracy of all 
information, occasionally we do make 
mistakes. Please lei us know, in writing, if 
you notice errors or omissions. Corrections 
should be addrcs.scd to 

Barbro Hansson '88 ADP 

Project Manager 

Alumnae Activities 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton. VA 24401 



Faculty Notes 



Publications 

Ann Field Alexander, assistant professor of history (ADP), has 
published "Like An Evil Wind" in the Virginia Magazine of History 
and Biography. Dr. Alexander's article is about the Roanoke, VA, riot 
of 1893 and the lynching of Thomas Smith. 

Martha Evans, professor of French and coordinator of women's 
studies, recently published a translation of a French book on 
psychoanalysis and hypnosis. Dr. Evan's English-language version of y4 
Critique of Psychoanalytic Reason: Hypnosis as a Scientific Problem 
from Lavoisier to Lacan was published by Stanford University Press. 
The book, by Dr. Leon Chertok and Professor Isabelle Stengers, was 
published two years ago in France. Dr. Evans has also published Fits 
and Starts: A Genealogy of Hysteria in Modern France, through 
Cornell University Press. She wrote that book following a year in Paris 
on a Guggenheim Fellowship, While in Paris she did research on 
hysteria and worked with the late Dr. Chertok. 

David Mason, assistant professor of political science, had a poem 
tilled "Fool's Paradise" published in Mind in Motion: A Magazine of 
Poetry and Short Prose. Dr. Mason's review of Tom Rockmore's 
Ontteidegger's Nazism and Philosophy, published by the University of 
California Press, has been published in Political Studies: Journal of the 
Political Studies Association of The United Kingdom. 

Daniel Metraux, associate professor of Asian studies, recently 
published a book through Mellen Press. His book is titled Taiwan 's 
Political and Economic Growth in the late 20th Century. Dr. Metraux 
also co-authored a book, Japan: A Country Study, published in March 
by the Library of Congress. Currently on sabbatical. Dr. Metraux is in 
Japan researching the Soka Gakkai movement al the Soka University. 

Performances 

Riley Haws, assistant professor of music, has recently presented 
concerts in Marion, VA, at the Shenandoah Conservatory in 
Winchester, VA, and at the South Windsor (CT), Arts Commission. He 
also presented a program titled "Learning to Listen: To Ourselves and 
Others" al the Hartford Music Teachers Association in Hartford, CT, 
March 7. 

Presentations 

Lis Chabot, acting librarian, recently presented a poster session 
tilled "Designing an Inslruclion Sheet for Academic Index Database on 
CD-ROM" at the spring meeting of the Library Instruction Forum of 
the Virginia Library Association. 

Mary Hill Cole, assistant professor of history, presented her paper 
tilled "The Ceremonial Dialogue Between Elizabeth I and Her Civic 
Hosts" al the meeting of Ihe American Comparative Literature 
AsscKialion in New York City. 

Carrie Dougla.ss, assistant professor of sociology, presented her 
paper titled "Anthropological Encounters with the Spanish of Ihe '90s" 
al ihe Southern Anthropological Society meeting in St, Augustine, FL. 

Martha Evans, professor of French and coordinator of women's 
studies, presented two lectures al the Northern Illinois University for 
Women's History Month in March. Dr. Evans' presentations were tilled 
'Telling .Secrets: Hysteria and Politics" and "Body Shape: Selling 
Desire." 

Stevens Garlick, associate professor of German (ADP), presented a 
paper on Germany's crucial role in Ihe European community of Ihe next 
century. His presentation was part of the opening session for "Europe: 
Challenge '92," a topical conference held this spring al F^st Carolina 
University in Greenville, NC. 

James Cilman, associate professor of religion, recently presented a 
paper title "Re-enfranchising the Heart: Narrative Emotions and 
Contemporary Theology" al Ihe Society for Philosophy of Religion 
meeting in Winston-Salem, NC, and al the American Academy of 
Religion meeting in Allania, GA. 



Sally James, assistant professor of art, presented her paper, "The 
Capella Nuova at Orvieto by Luca Signorelli," at the Virginia Art 
History Colloquium held at Hollins College in February, 

John Kibler, associate professor of psychology, presented with 
student researchers their paper titled "Reduction of Taste Aversion in 
Male Rats After Prenatal Exposure to Caffeine" at the Virginia 
Psychological Association meeting in Roanoke, VA. At the 
Southeastern Psychological Association meeting in Knoxville, TN, Dr. 
Kibler and students presented three other papers: "Ultrasonic Calls, 
Retrieval," "Mortality in Rats After Prenatal Caffeine," and "Job 
Choice and Career Satisfaction Among Women with Psychology 
Majors." 

Judy Klein, associate professor of economics, presented her paper, 
"Commercial Currents and First Differences: The Influence of 
Speculative Reasoning on Time Series Analysis 1843 - 1926," at the 
History of Economics Society meeting at George Mason University. 

Physical Education faculty members Kathy McCleaf, Sharon 
Spalding and Betty Kegley, presented a slide program and discussion 
at the VAHPERD Conference in December. Their presentation was 
titled "Making Fitness a Priority at a Small Liberal-Arts College." 

Associate Professor of Education James McCrory gave a 
presentation and served on a panel at the spring conference of the 
Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The 
conference theme was "What Do Teachers Need to Know?" 

Steven A. Mosher, associate professor of political science and 
director of the health care administration program, made a presentation 
titled "Inside Canadian Health Care" at the winter meeting of the 
Virginia Chapter of the Health Care Financial Management 
Association. The meeting was held January 30 at the Wintergreen 
Resort. He presented "Health Care Reforms - Which Way America?" to 
the Shenandoah regional meeting of Virginia's Chapter of the 
Healthcare Financial Management Association. 

Lesley Novack, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored with 
her husband David a paper titled "Gender Conflict and Power." She 
presented the paper at the meeting of the Society for Applied 
Anthropology in Memphis, TN. 

Rnderic Owen, associate professor of philosophy (ADP), presented 
a program on Robert Bly's Iron John at the annual VAACE Conference 
in Virginia Beach. 

Rick Plant, assistant professor of English, presented "A Sense of 
Place: Writing out of Setting" al a Pedagogy Foruin of the Associated 
Writing Programs in Minneapolis, MN. The forum is designed to allow 
participants to share techniques for leaching creative writing. Mr. Plant 
also conducted a creative writing workshop at Blue Ridge Community 
College in April. The workshop was sponsored by the BRCC Cultural 
Affairs Committee. 

Pamela Richardson, associate professor of English (ADP), 
presented "Offering Programs at Off-Campus Centers" at the Region V 
meeting of Ihe Association for Continuing Higher Education, held in 
Richmond, VA. The conference Iheme was "Program Development and 
Program Delivery: How Continuing Educators Do Their Work." 

Research 

Ann F. Alexander is involved in an oral history project, "A Hidden 
History: The Black Experience in the Roanoke Valley". The project is 
sponsored by the Harrison Museum of African American Culture and 
partially funded by the Virginia Foundation for Humanities and Public 
Policy. 

Gordim liowen, associate professor of political science, received a 
1992 Maurice L. Mcdnick Fellowship from Ihe Virginia Foundation of 
Independent Colleges. He is among l.*) scholars to receive Ihe award 
this year. The fellowship will fund Dr. Bowen's research project, 
"Foreign Donors and Financing of U.S. Congressional Campaigns in 
the 1980s." 



Sesquicentennial Oratorio 

Summer Verses - The Book of Ruth 

Premieres at 

Mary Baldwin College 




The premiere perlonnance oi SummerVerses . . . The Book of Ruth 
opened lo a capacity crowd, Thursday, May 21, at Trinity Episcopal 
Church, in Staunton. The performance was the first event of the 1992 
Homecoming and Commencement weekend celebration. 

The oratorio, commissioned by Mary Baldwin College for the 
Sesquicentennial Anniversary, was composed by MBC ahimna Frances 
Thompson McKay. Professional vocalists and instrumentalists from the 
northern Virginia area and members of the Mary Hakiwin choir were 
featured. 

Guest performers included Joel Lazar, conductor, Pamela Jordan, 
soprano; Marianna Busching, contralto; Charles Williams, tenor; Jody 
Gatwood, violin; Martha Mac Intire, oboe; Lori Barnet, cello; George 
Vance, bass; Barbara Seidman, harp; Francis Conlon, pianist; Randall 
Eyles. percussion. 

McKay, a native of Norfolk, VA. said the composition was based on 
the Old Testament scripture of the Book of Ruth. She said. "The tale of 
Ruth was originally created by a storyteller for Shabuoth. Feast of 
Weeks (Pentecost), 50 days after Passover, which coincides with the 
late spring barley harvest. . .we can imagine that this is a tale which 
begins in late May and continues through the summer." 

In the oratorio's text and music, which incorporates some Iraililmn.il 
Jewish music, McKay has added new symbols to the story. She 
explains. "Ruth is symbolized by the earth, as well as the harvest. Fach 



character is also symbolized by an instrument. Ruth's instrument is the 
flute. Naomi is symbolized by the moon, and her instrument is the oboe. 
Boaz is symbolized by the sun and the percussion." 

Frances Thompson McKay has received awards and grants from the 
MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the 
Washington, DC. Commission on the Arts, the Peabody Conservatory, 
the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Lcvine .School of Music, 
and the University Center in Virginia. At Mary Baldwin, she studied 
piano with Carl Broman. to whom she has dedicated SummerVerses. 
She completed graduate studies at The University of Virginia, and 
Peabody Conservatory, where she received the Doctor of Musical Arts 
degree in coinp<isition. She studied composition and theory with Robert 
Hall Lewis and Nadia Boulangcr. and piano with Fernando Laircs. 

McKay's works have been performed at the Corcoran Gallery, the 
Smithsonian Institute. Wolf Trap Park Fami. the Virginia Museum, the 
Meeting House Chamber Music Festival, the national Museum for 
Women in the Arts, and broadcast in the U.S. and abroad. She has taught 
at Gouchcr College. Georgetown University, and the Lcvine School of 
Music, and served as program director of the Contemporary Music 
Forum. 



Sesquicentennial Memorabilia 



Historical Video 

Follow the footsteps of Mary 
Baldwin College from its initial 
dream to its outstanding 
accomplishments. This year, Mary 
Baldwin celebrates 150 years of 
academic and personal 
achievement. Behind these 
achievements is a story waiting to 
be told. 

In the histohcal video, 
Footsteps - 150 Years At Mary 
Baldwin College, you'll meet U.S. 
Presidents Coolidge, Wilson, 
Hoover and Eisenhower . . . and 
shake hands with MBC Presidents 
Jarman, Spencer, Kelly and 
Lester. You'll help pick the 
delicious fruit on Apple Day in rare 
pre-WWII color film. You'll eye the 
marching SMA cadets and learn of 
MBC's international mission work. 
You'll meet the very proper "Miss 
Priss," enforcer of the rules, and 



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the very unproperTallulah Bankhead, 
one of the notable breakers of those 
rules. You'll watch buildings happily 



rise and some sadly fall. You'll attend 
student rallies demanding women's 
suffrage, selling war bonds, and 
protesting the Vietnam War. 

Relive the history of Mary 
Baldwin College in this video produced 
by the people who know our college 
best ... the faculty, staff and students 
of Mary Baldwin College. Share our 
heritage with your friends and family 
and follow the footsteps! 

To obtain a copy, send your 
check or money order for $32.95 (per 
copy) payable to 

Mary Baldwin College 
AV Services 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, VA 24401 
phone 703 • 887 • 7084. 

$32.95 (postage paid) 



ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF 

To Live in Time 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE 

(1842-1992) 




by Dr. Patricia H. Menk 

In celebration of Mary Baldwin 
College's 150th anniversary. Dr. Patricia 
H. Menk has published To Live in Time, 
a chronological history of Mary Baldwin 
College through its first 150 years. 

Professor Emerita of History Dr. 
Menk served on the MBC faculty from 
1952 to 1981. She currently serves MBC 
as the College historian, and provided a 
chronology of the college for the 
College's recently published pictorial 
history book. 



To Live in Time is an attractive 
volume that will bring back many 
memories for alumnae and delight 
readers with experiences from Mary 
Baldwin College's 150-year heritage. 

To obtain a copy please use the 
order form at the right. 

$40 per book (postage paid) 

Virginia residents $41.80 per book 

(postage paid) 

(price includes VA .045 sales tax) 



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Back ofplaie 

Staffordshire Plate 

Lovely Staffordshire plate produced 
in England fortfie Sesquicentennial. A 
reproduction of one sold years ago, the 
plate features a nostalgic image of the 
historic Administration Building. 

$40 (postage paid) 



Bookeiids 



Elegant bookends replicate Ham 
and Jam, familiar sentinels at the steps of 
the Administration Building. Cast iron in 
handsome verdigris finish. Reissued by 
Virginia l^etalcrafters of Waynesboro, 
Virginia. 

$50/pr. (postage paid) 



Pictorial History 

Mary Baldwin College: Then and 
Now is a pictorial history of the college to 
own and treasure! A magnificently 
photographed tnbute to Mary Baldwin, this 
hard bound volume is photographed by 
Dan Grogan, an award winning 
Charlottesville, VA. based photographer. 
Through Grogan's photography of Mary 
Baldwin during all four seasons and 
through archival photos, this edition 
celebrates the 150th anniversary of Mary 
Baldwin College. 

$45 per book (postage paid) 



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MBC SESQUICENTENNIAL FINAl 

This three-day bash was 150 years in the making, so you can expect it to be the largest 
gathering ever of Mary Baldwin folks • It will be great fun, too, with activities ranging from 
dances and dinners to classical music, from art shows to seminars, from a Gilbert and Sullivan 
operetta to a trek to the best antique shops. Come celebrate the Sesquicentennial, and have 
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PHIS FALL! 

» OCTOBER 9 - 11, 1992 

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imnae and alumni, students and their parents, and friends • If you did not 
:eive one, or if you need more information, call or write: 

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Young Women in Science 

Program Enters 7th Year at Mary Baldwin College 

Young Women in Science totally 
changed my attitude toward science and 
turned me from a person who disliked 
science into a die-hard biology major 



- So go the favorable quotes 
from past YWIS participants. 



Mary Baldwin's Young Women in Science Program 
provides high-ability high school students a preview of the methods 
and theories used in college science courses. Participating in a 
hands-on, intensive, research experience helps young women gain 
confidence in their abilities. The program illustrates what scientists 
really do, and lessens the shock of moving from the high school to 
college level. And, it encourages students to pursue science careers. 

Public and private high schools in Virginia are invited to 
nominate one female rising 
senior who is outstanding in 
lence. Approximately 100 
nominations are submitted 
each year, and 35 young 
women are selected for the 
program on the basis of high 
school performance and 
recommendations from 
science teachers. Standard- 
ized test scores for partici- 
pants are usually above the 
90th percentile. YWIS is a 
merit-based program. TTiere 
is no tuition fee. 

During the three- 
week program, students take 
two of the three courses 
offered and cam four 
semester hours of college 
credit. Courses are offered 
in chemistry, microbiology, 
and field biology. Last 
summer's curriculum 
included "Natural Products: 
TTie Chemistry of Things," 
"Biology from Molecules to 
Microbes," and "Field 
Biology." 

Students in the 
program use classroom and 
laboratory facilities in the 
College's Jesse Cleveland 

Pcarce Science Center. According to Or. Lundy Pent/, associate 
professor of biology and director of YWIS, participants have access 
to the same instrumentation and laboratory facilities that are used 
by Mary Baldwin's traditional students. MBC's research equipment 




1990 Younfi Women in Science parlicipanl.i outside Feurce Science 
Center with YWIS Director Lundy Pent?., associate professor ofl>iolo)fy. 



is not reserved for faculty alone, and much of it is of a quality and 
level of sophistication that is normally reserved for graduate 
students. 

Young Women in Science classes meet for four hours, three 
days a week. Participants live in a college residence hall, and six 
Mary Baldwin students live with them and serve as counselors and 
teaching assistants. Classroom, field, and laboratory work takes 
place in the morning, while afternoons are reserved for group and 
individual recreational 
activities. 

Recent National 
Science Foundation research 
shows that a large percentage 
of entering college freshmen, 
both male and female, are 
still considering careers in 
science, but that by the end 
of their freshman year the 
percentage drops dramati- 
cally, especially for women. 
Certainly the leap between 
the content of high school 
science and college science 
is great - perhaps greater 
than that of any other 
discipline - and the adjust- 
ment for young women 
appears to be more difficult. 
MBC's Young Women in 
Science program is working 
to change that. 

Over 200 young 
women have attended the 
program since its inception 
in 1986. A five-year 
retrospective program 
evaluation was conducted 
last year, and the 72 
respondents agreed strongly 
that the program had helped 
them understand science 
belter and was a good preparation for college and a career. They 
agreed the program assisted them in planning for college and 
inlluenced them to take more science courses and enter a science- 
related career. 

by D. Michelle Hite 



DOG 
GONE! 

IT'S MARY BALD 
ANNUAL FUND T 

AGAIN 

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The dignified duo, HAM AND JAM, have served together as 
sentinels on the steps of Mary Baldwin College's 
Administration Building since the early 1870s. 

Celebrating last year's successful "Ham and Jam on Bread Tour," 
the duo have become party animals . . . HAM AND JAM were 
spotted in party hats at the recent 1992 Homecoming 

celebration! The Sesquicentennial Celebration has also 
certainly created a lot of good will and tail wagging. 
What's next for the infamous pair? 



WIN 
IME 




If you would like to make HAM AND JAM'S tails 
wag in approval, join other distinguished alumnae, family, 
and friends by making a gift or pledge to the 1992-93 
Annual Fund. Annual Fund giving is the most important 
thing you can do for Mary Baldwin College. And, your 
contribution enables the College to do what it does best - 
provide academic excellence. 

Let's assure HAM AND JAM their front porch seats for the 
next 1 50 years. Become a member of the Ham and Jam 
Society by making a first time gift of $150 or more, or by 
increasing your Annual Fund contribution by $150 in honor 
of the Sesquicentennial Celebration. Be sure to "bone up" 
on matching gift companies to double your contribution! 
Give generously and ensure the continued success of Mary 
Baldwin College. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 

(703) 887-7011 or write: 

Nancy Mclntyre 

Director of the Annual Fund 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, VA 24401 



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TailoMnade Programs Designed for Success 



For 1 50 years our label has symbolized quality, and we've always been known as 
a college that pays attention to individualized needs. Now, Mary Baldwin College 
offers two nonresidential programs designed to meet the needs of older students. 

The Adult Degree Program is designed for men and women who have the 
responsibilities of home and family, and even full-time jobs. Students, who live all 
over the country and even abroad, earn credits toward a B.A. through learning 
contracts and independent study. 

The M.A.T. program, new this year, offers a schedule that's tailored to fit 
teaching professionals, as well as men and women who want to enter the field of 
elementary education from other careers. Classes meet in the evenings, on weekends, 
and during week-long intensives in summer months. Mary Baldwin's M.A.T. 
program integrates content and method courses, so that students learn what to teach 
while they're learning how to teach it. 



The Adult Degree Program 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, VA 24401 
1-800-822-2460 



The Master of Arts in Teaching 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, VA 24401 
1 •800-468-2262 



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